22 February 2013 10:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jenna-Louise Coleman has revealed that she knew very little about Doctor Who when she auditioned to play the new companion.

The Blackpool native discussed her lack of exposure to the hugely popular sci-fi series with the London Evening Standard, revealing that being unfamiliar with the series actually helped her.

"I didn't really know anything about Doctor Who but [showrunner] Steven [Moffat] really liked that," Coleman recalled.

The actress further explained: "[Being unfamiliar with the show] meant that when I went into the audition with Matt Smith I could be more spontaneous because I didn't know him as the Doctor.

"And the plot seemed to evolve from audition to audition, with more scenes being written, and characters being introduced. There were times when I thought they had no idea what they wanted."

Coleman made her surprise first appearance in Doctor Who's series seven opener 'Asylum of the Daleks' and returned at Christmas for 'The Snowmen', which also »

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