INTERVIEW: Billie Piper On The Doctor Who Special, Twelfth Doctor Casting And Her Future Project
Billie Piper has been interviewed by Jan Gilbert of Flicks And The City during her appearance at London Film and Comic Con yesterday. Billie, who will next be seen on TV in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special The Day Of The Doctor revealed that she couldn’t wait for the show to air so that she could answer questions about it
“I’m just looking forward to the fans being able to finally see it really, because there’s so much relentless questioning about what is about to happen and I can’t say anything, so it’ll be nice to get rid of that burden of that enormous secret,” she said
Billie will be returning to the show with Rose Tyler alongside David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor for the episode, although it’s not the first time she has been back since leaving the show in 2006. Was she anxious after such a big gap this time?
“I never feel that anxious about returning because I’m friends with a lot of people, I’ve built some really good relationships and I always know that it’s going to be beautifully written,” she said. “I think you’re kind of anxious on the first day in terms of getting back into the character and whether you’ve still got it there. Otherwise it’s a pretty seamless and enjoyable occasion.”
Billie and David join the current TARDIS crew Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman for the special. Billie spoke about what it was like filming with both the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors together
“Matt’s a really good friend of mine and David’s a really good friend of mine so it was quite funny being on set with both of them, and having to talk to both of them and not leaving anyone out!”
See Billie talk about Doctor Who rumours, the casting of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and what’s in store for her in the future below:
Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor stars Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, David Tennant, Billie Piper and John Hurt and will be simulcast worldwide in 2D and 3D on Saturday 23rd November, and will also be screened in selected cinemas worldwide.