Behind the Scenes of The Unicorn and the Wasp
Excerpts from Jason Arnopp’s DWM article:
Greeves, fetch a flannel! David Tennant has just spilt a cyanide-laced beverage all over his suit, while in the throes of some formidable “I’ve been poisoned” acting. This incident has onlookers rolling about.
Once his suit has been miraculously speed-cleaned, David spends the remaining takes paranoid about repeating the blooper. “Did that look like I was taking a decent gulp?” he asks. “I was being so ginger about it!”
David’s favorite detective, we later learn, is Columbo. […] “He’s just so cool. A mind like a trap, hidden in a body like a dung-heap. There’s also something quite Doctor-ish about him, so that’s probably why he appeals to me.”
DWM: When you dad Sandy’s present on set, as he is today, does it change the way you conduct yourself?
David: It probably does make me behave myself. But he’s very good at looking after himself: he’ll chat to anyone. Even DWM!
DWM: Do you utter profanity in front of your dad?
David: I don’t swear at all - I don’t know what you’re talking about! Besides… my dad might read this.
DWM: What brings you to set today?
Sandy McDonald: I came down to see David. We’ve been having a difficult family time [the episode was filmed a few weeks after David’s mother passed away] and I felt it would be good for us to get together. As you can imagine, I must be high in the list of Doctor Who fans! It’s good to meet the people: not just the stars, but also members of the crew who I hear David talking about.
The rest of my behind-the-scenes photosets are available here
David Tennant fanboying about the American Doctor Who comic series (from an MTV news segment filmed during 2009’s Comic Con)
I love the way that the thing that thrills him the most is the bit on the back of the book where he’s in a line-up with all of the other Doctors.
The Tenth Doctor at Bad Wolf Bay (Doomsday)
Happy Tennant Tuesday (or whatever day this post finds you)
Gracepoint article in this week’s Entertainment Weekly
Welcome to Torchwood (2x12)
Look at my hand. I love that hand.