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River Song is one of my current “character” crushes. There could definitely be a girlmance with her. Alex Kingston is a remarkable actress who’s playful style makes River song irresistible. She has made “Spoilers.” my favorite quote.
Kingston said she was living in the US and had no idea how popular the new Doctor Who series was when she accepted the part of River Song.
She told the February issue of Reader’s Digest: “I’m not allowed to breathe a word about the new storylines… otherwise, they take away my sonic screwdriver. When I was first offered the part, I had no idea how successful the new Doctor Who was because I was in the US. But as soon as I read the script, I fell in love with River.”
“She provides a very complex link to the Doctor’s life and ever since I saw Alien, a little bit of me has wanted to run around a spaceship shooting intergalactic monsters.”
Alex, who also stars in ITV drama Marchlands, said ageism was more “ruthless” in the US than the UK. She said: “I had a bit of facial fat removed when I first started on ER, because they always had trouble lighting my face and it was making me a bit self-conscious.
“But it was definitely not about getting old! All that nipping and tucking? Sticking stuff in your lips? No, thank you!”
She continued: “Yes, ageism happens in the US, but ageism happens everywhere. Mind you, I have to admit that it’s not as ruthless in the UK.
“There always seem to be plenty of good female roles for actors in their thirties and forties. Look at some of the great soap characters. Maybe British audiences enjoy seeing more realistic TV.”
::The latest issue of Reader’s Digest is out today (January 28).