Joanna Page was recently a guest on ITV’s Loose Women. Among the topics discussed was her role in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor.
Page spoke about wanting to take the year off from acting after giving birth to her daughter, Eva.
You don’t expect three weeks after giving birth for them to phone and say ‘Will you play Elizabeth I?’ I said ‘Yes, OK, but [my daughter]’s coming with me, and I think they knew not to mess with me, I was like a lioness. I was ‘I’m feeding, this is when she gets fed, she’s coming on set, she’s coming everywhere with me’, and that’s what happened. But everyone was just great.
Joanna also mentioned what it was like during filming of the episode, set to air in a worldwide simulcast on 23rd November.
One day I was about to get on the back of a horse with David Tennant and James, my husband, drove in in the car with Eva, said ‘She needs feeding’ so I got off the horse, got in the back of the car, ripped open the bodice and Elizabeth I was breast feeding! That’s a working mum for you.
Joanna Page is currently starring in ITV’s Breathless. You can catch this edition of Loose Women on the ITV Player.