Billie Piper has revealed how fame put her in an ‘uncomfortable position’ during her Doctor Who years.
The actress has recently reunited with her co-star David Tennant on his podcast where they spoke about their experience on the sci-fi show.
And while discussing what it was like to work together, they also recalled how they handled fame after being propelled into stardom.
David joked that he felt like a pop star and asked Billie if she saw a comparison between the two careers – especially after her song Because We Want To shot to number one in the 1998 Official Single Charts.
‘Starting Doctor Who reminded me about that,’ the actress confessed. ‘The sort of pressure and responsibility was a big part of it because I was in my early twenties and quite wild. And then you’re the face of a family show. I found that really hard.’
‘Because you’d sort of been there before?’ David pressed.
Describing it as an ‘uncomfortable position’ for her to be in, Billie continued to explain how she never really liked being that well known.
‘You become this thing to people and you don’t really have any part in that,’ she went on. ‘And so you have to behave a certain way or at least try to, and that’s quite annoying.
‘It’s not the worst thing in the world, but it means that you can’t be yourself entirely. And it means that you become incredibly guarded. And for me, reclusive, always.’
Billie joined David on Doctor Who as Rose Tyler between 2005 and 2006, before making a few brief appearances between 2008 and 2010 to round off David’s time on the show.
The duo made a lasting impression on fans, seeing them extra excited that the pair have now reunited 15 years after they travelled through time and space together.
Announcing the reunion in a short video on Twitter, David told his followers: ’15 years ago I met this person for the very first time and we went on a jaunt through time and space together for a couple of years.
’15 years later, a lot has happened for both of us but she is still one of my favourite people.’
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