British actress Pearl Mackie, who plays companion Dr. Wu’s new Bill Potts in the next series, has revealed her personality is gay.McKay, who confirmed that he took on a coveted role in April 2016, said he was “in time” the famous science fiction series featured a publicly gay lead character.
“It should not be a big deal in the 21st century, and it’s time, is not it?” .Boots will be told to introduce her friend in the first episode of the new series.”[Being gay] is not the main thing that defines her personality – it’s something part of her and something she’s very happy and very comfortable with.”The actress, who made her debut at the exhibition alongside Peter Kabaldi on April 15, said it was important that the popular show reflect diversity.
“This representation is important, especially in the mainstream show, it is important to say that gay people, black people – there are also foreigners in the world, so watch out for them.”I remember watching television as a young girl, mixed with ethnicity. I do not see many people who look like me, so I think the ability to visually identify on the screen is important.”
Gay characters have appeared on a long-range television show in the past, notably Captain Jack Harkness played by John Paruman, but this will be the first time that a full-time companion physician has been going to be gay.
McKay, who follows in the footsteps of Billy Piper, Freeman Ageman, Karen Jillan, Catherine Tate and Jenna Coleman, previously revealed the excitement about playing a costume character when she first made the role.
“Reading the script in the test I thought Bill was evil, fantastically written, cool, strong, sharp, a little weak with little Jekins thrown in. I can not wait to bring her into life and see how she develops through this series.”
While Peter Capaldi will be giving birth to a new unnamed doctor on Christmas Day, the news that Dr. Wu, who has a personality from your own community, has been widely accepted and stimulated on social media.