Published on February 22nd, 2009 | by Christian Cawley
Law & Order UK kicks off on ITV1 on Monday evening, with former Doctor Who co-star Freema Agyeman appearing as ambitious, high-flying barrister Alesha Philips. She’s been doing the rounds for the TV magazine and daily press coverage, and naturally the topic of Doctor Who appears…
With recent speculation about Agyeman’s return to the roll of Martha Jones (something that surely must have been finalised by now…) she is asked about reprising the character – and seems to have a ready-made answer!
"There has been some speculation but nothing has been confirmed," she says firmly.
"Talk to anyone in the world of Who and they’ll say you never feel like you’ve left. Ask Billie Piper. David Tennant bounds on to set every day and says, ‘Right people, what are we doing today? Am I getting strung up, frozen, flung about a room?’
"It’s a lovely unique environment because people are so passionate. It goes beyond a day job. So, of course, I would resurrect her when the time is right, whether in 10 years or one."
So as you can see – not a "yes, it’s happening," and not a "no – never!"
The interview in The Scotsman continues as a feature piece on the actress’ Law & Order UK series – but one that takes in other elements of her career, being a black actress and growing up.