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Doctor Who Star on Jodie Whittaker Casting: 'I Am Going to Crush Her'

Michelle Gomez’s Doctor Who future is very much up in the air, but if the actress behind Time Lord Missy has her druthers, she’ll be back to take on first female Doctor Jodie Whittaker.

“Thumbs up for Jodie. She’s a very good actress — and I am going to crush her,” Gomez says, with a laugh. “But I can’t now because I’ve left, obviously.” But has she?

During a sit-down at TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite, Editor-in-Chief Michael Ausiello pressed Gomez on whether she’s actually done with the iconic science-fiction series.

“[I’m] probably not [coming back],” she says. “I think that’s enough of Missy now. … It’s good to know when to leave the party. It was a jolly good party, but time to leave — and then maybe come back, but time to leave for now.

“It feels like this was a chapter — a perfect chapter, actually — with [showrunner] Steven [Moffat] and Peter [Capaldi],” Gomez continued. “I don’t know about being a Master to another Doctor. I feel very loyal to Peter and I don’t know how that would work, but I am willing to find out at a later date.”

Gomez’ co-star Pearl Mackie, meanwhile, danced around questions about her own uncertain Doctor Who future, only saying that she would be open to reprising her role as Bill. “I mean, who wouldn’t?!” she mused, enthusiastically.

Also in the video Q&A above: Gomez and Mackie cheekily reminisced about working with alleged potty mouth Capaldi, who caps off a three-season stint as Twelve in this December’s Christmas special.

Doctor Who Season 11 — aka Whittaker’s first — is expected to premiere in the second half of 2018.

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5 Comments
  1. kirads09 says:

    I love Missy and Bill. However, seems like this is a completely new direction for Dr. Who. Not sure we will see them (aside from maybe the Christmas special? or another ep or two for closure?) I hope John Simms sticks around as the Master as he is amazing – or should I say spectacular.

    • Billy Bob Johnson says:

      *Doctor* Who
      John *Simm*
      Bill is in the Christmas special, Missy is not. It’ll probably be a long, long while until John Simm shows up again.

  2. Cate says:

    I just LOVE Michelle Gomez, she is insane, and well tried Michael Ausiello keeping up with her! This is a woman who skewed the Empire magazine all time great movie villain poll by voting Mary Poppins as her number one evil movie entity! Poor Pearl hardly got a look in there!

  3. Josh says:

    I wish they’d both come back, at least Bill. She’s been a perfect companion

  4. Madhatter360 says:

    Missy is not the first female time lord. She’s the first time lord we’ve seen regenerate from a male form into a female form but the classic series had female time lords, most notably Romana.