Classical singer Katherine Jenkins knew she was fated to land a role on U.K. cult sci-fi show Doctor Who - because she spotted current Timelord Matt Smith at a hotel just hours after auditioning.
The Welsh opera star has landed a cameo part in the annual festive installment of the sci-fi series, which airs in the U.K. on Christmas Day (25Dec10).
And Jenkins felt sure her guest appearance was written in the stars after a strange coincidence led to her staying in the same hotel as the Doctor hours after she read for casting directors.
She tells Britain's Daily Express, "I went along to the casting director's office in London the day before my 30th birthday and ran through about four or five scenes with them.
"Afterwards I drove 200 miles away to a hotel in Somerset to meet with some family and friends and guess who was the first person I saw as I walked into the lobby? Only Matt Smith himself.
"I wanted to go over to him and yell, 'I might be acting alongside you' but I had signed a confidentiality agreement not to breathe a word. I couldn't even tell my mum where I'd been."