Jonathan Groff: “It’s so easy to fall in love with this show”

[ Written on May 30 2024 by rory ]

The guest star of ‘Rogue’ talks to Doctor Who Magazine about adapting to the Whoniverse…

Doctor Who and Bridgerton fans alike are hotly anticipating the upcoming episode ROGUE, which will see the Doctor and Ruby attending a Regency-era ball that has been infiltrated by aliens – as well as guest star Jonathan Groff!

Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine in the latest issue, Jonathan discusses joining the Whoniverse and adapting to a fast-paced TV production. Read an excerpt of the interview from issue 604 below…

The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine (DWM) is on sale as of Thursday 23rd May. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.

Jonathan Groff on adjusting to the challenges of being a guest star in Doctor Who…

“It’s always hard to come into a well-oiled machine as an outsider, as a guest star and jump on the train for a short period of time. On TV it’s so fast, so the biggest challenge for me is being shot out of a cannon and immediately making choices and trying to find the character as quickly as possible because it’s just for a few weeks and then it’s over. It’s different to theatre when you’re in every day over the course of months, you can build up a kind of momentum. This is more like doing a sprint as opposed to a long-distance run.

“Being chased by an alien was the first thing we shot, and I was like ‘what is happening?’ it was very strange, very surreal. To be with the Doctor and running away from people who are dressed as birds, it was really funny. It felt like I was in a sci-fi show… I assumed that Doctor Who was sci-fi, but it’s so much more than that. It’s easy to fall in love with this show.”

Read the full interview at DOCTOR WHO

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