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Jenna Coleman has spoken about the Twelfth Doctor and the day-to-day life of Clara Oswald in Doctor Who Series 8.

Speaking in the latest issue of SciFiNow Magazine, Coleman said: “For Clara that’s really difficult, because with Matt’s Doctor, she was always quite safe with him. She knows that he would catch her, whereas this guy, she isn’t quite sure if he will or not, and he doesn’t quite know himself yet either. He’s trying to find out what kind of Doctor he is, if he is a good man or who he is now, and that’s a discovery for him as well.”

Peter Capaldi said: “I think she finds it very difficult to deal with him. He doesn’t really do much to change himself in order to make himself palatable for her, so she struggles a great deal to understand him and find a way to like him. He’s not a walk in the park.”

Coleman added: “The new Doctor is unapologetic and a lot less patient. He’ll get the same job done, but he won’t beat around the bush at all; he’s straight to the point, he’s direct, he hasn’t got the patience of a human. He’s a lot fiercer, bolder, darker, but he’s got this curiosity, this mad curiosity… He’ll keep pushing the line further and further into danger to try and satisfy his curiosity, to try and find things out.”

On the day-to-day life of Clara Oswald, Coleman said: “In the same way we had Victorian Clara leading a double life, this Clara has a life of home, school, her domestic life, her domestic bliss, her flat in Shoreditch, and then the Doctor will bring the TARDIS and land in the bedroom or land in the stationary cupboard at school, and then she’ll go off on her adventures. But she’s very strict about him returning her at exactly the right time so she doesn’t miss anything on Earth. So in a way she is kind of having her cake and eating it, but what she really doesn’t want is the double life to collide in any way. It has to be completely separate, and that is the control freak Clara coming through.”

Peter Capaldi has admitted that he initially thought he was too old be the Twelfth Doctor.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Capaldi said that he expected Matt Smith to be replaced by an actor who is more of a similar age.

“I wouldn’t have thought it would be me - because of my age,” he confessed. “I would have thought they were automatically heading younger.”

However, he added: “I’m technically too young for the part, because he’s over 2,000 years old.”

Doctor Who Series 8 will begin on Saturday, 23rd August on BBC One.

Fans will have the opportunity to see ‘Deep Breath’ in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 23rd August.

To celebrate the launch of Series 8, an exclusive cinema event will take place at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on Saturday, 23rd August with some very special guests in attendance.

This one-off event will feature a ‘never seen before’ 5 minute video from an upcoming Doctor Who DVD release and a special 10 minute behind-the-scenes of episode 1 feature, followed by a Q&A with the guest stars that will be streamed live into participating cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

A limited number of tickets for the Leicester Square Cinema Event can be purchased via odeon.com from 10am on Friday, 1st August.

Tickets for other participating cinemas will go on sale from 11am on Friday, 1st August.

More information regarding the cinema screenings and cinemas showing the live stream of the Q&A from the Leicester Square Cinema Event will be announced very soon.

Peter Capaldi has spoken on the differences between his Doctor and previous incarnations.

Speaking in the latest issue of SciFiNow Magazine, Capaldi said: “The constituency of the audience needs to be reassured that it’s fine. Whether it’s fine or not, I’m not sure. The Doctor is as he has always been, and he is also totally different. That’s the great thing about Doctor Who; it carries its past with it all the time, so he brings the past with him, even if he’s different.

“I think if people think he’s different, they’re really meaning in contrast to Matt and David, who were both very amiable. He’s probably not as user friendly as they are. But he’s still unmistakably Doctor Who.”

He added: “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for every single Doctor that there’s been, so I just sort of stand on their shoulders. It’s due to each and every one of their individual talent and charisma and gifts that the show’s still here. So I don’t have a specific Doctor that I look to, but I look to them all, and I do look to them all.”

On the Doctor’s relationship with Clara, Capaldi said: “It’s not romantic, but it’s not without love.”

Doctor Who Series 8 will begin on Saturday, 23rd August on BBC One.

Author Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) is confirmed as the writer of a Twelfth Doctor short story, entitled ‘Lights Out’.

Speaking to The Guardian, Black said: “It’s a huge honour to get to write a story in such an amazing science fiction universe, one which makes for an ultimate writer’s playground with it’s flexibility across time and space.”

“I am a big fan of the series and of the Doctor himself, our alien hero who reminds us over and over of our humanity and carries a screwdriver instead of a gun.”

Black is joining authors Eoin Colfer, Michael Stott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson and Neil Gaiman, whose short stories were released throughout 2013 to celebrate each of the Doctors.

A new paperback anthology containing the story, ‘12 Doctors, 12 Stories’, will be released on Thursday, 23rd October 2014.

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