The Hungry Earth guest star Meera Syal has revealed that she was desperate for a role in Doctor Who, adding that the Silurians are “creepy.”
Playing geologist Dr Nasreen Chaudhry, Syal’s character is key to the events set in motion in The Hungry Earth, in which she teams up with Matt Smith as the Doctor.Â Speaking to low-rent listings magazineÂ What’s On TV, Syal explained:
“I told my agent I’d do anything to be in it. It’s one of the things I had to do.”
In reference to the Silurian race, Syal gave her opinion:
“They’re creepy but they’re not totally evil.
“They have wisdom and knowledge. They’re not enemies like the Daleks or Cybermen, but I wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of them!”
(Digital Spy also have a video of this interview)
The Hungry Earth, written by Chris Chibnall,Â airs at 6.15pm on Saturday, 22nd May on BBC One and BBC HD.