Doctor Who’s Pearl Mackie has talked about the possibility of returning to the BBC series after it was reported Jodie Whittaker has quit after three years.
The actress, who played the Doctor’s companion Bill Potts in the 10th season, made history by playing the show’s first-ever openly gay character when she joined Peter Capaldi in the Tardis.
Discussing whether or not she would want to make a comeback as Bill, Pearl said ‘it’s definitely not something I’ve ruled out’.
‘It was a couple of years ago I was on Doctor Who but I do still feel really close to Bill and I do feel like she’s still very much part of me,’ she told Radio Times.
‘And I feel like I’d sort of have to miss her before going back to her again, or if there was an amazing story that was written about her and her experiences and meeting another Doctor. But it’s such a great show and I would be crazy to say no.’
Pearl added to the publication: ‘It is like a huge family that keeps growing, it keeps getting passed down.
‘I had loads of tweets and Instagram messages following those watchalongs of people saying like, “Yeah I’m watching the whole thing again and I’m just remembering how much I love it.” And I think it’s so nice that people can do that!’
Peal’s desire to reprise her role of Bill comes after Billie Piper said she wouldn’t go back to playing Rose, a companion of Christopher Eccleston’s iteration of the Doctor.
‘It’s a great role, but you’re away from your kids for so long,’ she told The Guardian.
‘My experience was that you’re in Wales for nine months solid. And as a job it dominates your life.’
Doctor Who is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
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