Saturday, November 29, 2014

David Tennant, Catherine Tate ‘looking for projects together’

Selina Wilken 7:08 am, November 28, 2014

Doctor Who actors David Tennant and Catherine Tate are looking for new projects to star in together – and we’ve got some suggestions!

Doctor-Donna fans, rejoice: former Time Lord David Tennant and his companion Catherine Tate want to find ways to keep working together.

“Working with David is the best,” Tate says in a webchat on The Guardian. “We get on so well and it’s just always so much fun.”

And Doctor Who isn’t their only joint venture so far: Tennant made several appearances on Tate’s The Catherine Tate Show, and the pair starred as the romantic leads in a 2011 stage production of Much Ado About Nothing.

Apparently, the pair like working together so much, Tate says they’re now “looking for future projects together.”

Tennant currently stars in Gracepoint, the Fox miniseries which may or may not be getting a second season.

In the webchat, Tate also puts another nail in the Donna Noble coffin, stating that it’s unlikely the character would be able to return following her tragic fate.

“Unfortunately I think Donna’s storyline would prevent her from coming back, because any memory of the Doctor, of her time travelling with him, and the adventures she embarked on, would kill her,” Tate writes. “So I can’t see a storyline being able to bring her back.”

But let’s talk about happier things: like what kind of joint ventures Tate and Tennant could embark on next!

Other than a joint comedy sketch series (or just a weekly fireside chat where they talk about life), here are some great buddy comedies just crying for a remake, and a few more timely suggestions:

1. ‘Bonnie and Clyde’
Tate and Tennant have played romantic leads before, so why not put a comedy spin on the classic tale of love and law-breaking? Sure, there was a miniseries in 2013, but that’s never stopped Hollywood before.

2. ‘Some Like It Hot’
If anyone could pull off a remake of this classic, it’s Tate as Marilyn Monroe, and Tennant dressed as a woman. Now we’d just need to find a third Doctor Who star to make up the trio… hmmm.

3. ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’
Make one of them a woman, and there you go. Cowboy era train robbery fun, but British. What could go wrong? (…Actually, probably everything. This is a terrible idea.)


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