Moffat and Capaldi raised a magnificent point when they were debunking these alleged behind-the-scenes fights between the two of them re: flirting.
Why, in these depictions of alleged fights, was Jenna Coleman — the CENTRAL FIGURE of any possible flirting and/or romance subplots — never assumed…
hmm. weren’t people extrapolating from a quote he said in which he specified that he requested no flirting? the story wasn’t “jenna-louise stands by prettily while two men talk real business”. no one took away her agency by assuming capaldi did more than he implied! but if she did have objections it’s p obvious that the two men in this situation have more power than she does which is directly caused by the way the show works (showrunner and main character vs extremely expendable female companion). if she was skeezed out maybe she couldn’t say anything! maybe people were romanticizing capaldi questioning moffat because it seemed like that’s what he was doing and that’s what certain people want to happen! this is a really weird understanding of what misogyny is…
From what I have seen those events never even took place. And if I’m not mistaken Moffat even said as much that if they were having that discussion and she knew and wasn’t included in it she’d come in with a chainsaw cause she has a right to be a part of that discussion. The reason I feel the whole thing interesting is how this supposedly happened with her having zero input.
Tomorrow we may have to fight again, but for now we’ll ride the train to the end of the line. And then…we’ll jump.
“I understand why she did it this way, face-first—it was because it made her feel like she was flying, like she was a bird.”