Billie Piper: Who is a “Guy’s Job”

Billie Piper has been interviewed recently in the Guardian in an intersting piece that covers childbirth and motherhood, marriage, Chris Evans, playing a call girl and even Doctor Who.

While it certainly seems that she is forging a niche as an actress happy to do sex scenes (apparently there are several in the new series of Secret Diary of a Call Girl after the low key second run, as well as in the upcoming A Passionate Woman) and there’s a definite link between her worries about this sort of role and the effect it might have on her son, you want to know about her thoughts on Doctor Who, don’t you?

When asked why Billie wasn’t cast as the first female Doctor Who (a ridiculous question to begin with) the Rose Tyler actress replied:

“And Doctor Who should be a man. It’s a guy’s job.” In any case, she doesn’t feel that she could take on something like that right now. “With Doctor Who, there’s nine months’ filming in Wales, and it’s full on. You really have to give it your life, and it can get quite suffocating.

“I loved the show, and I’m grateful to it, but you’re taking on a lot more than a role, just because of the obsession with it.”


Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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