The Independent has dusted off its old Leela bikini, practised a few of its Klingon pick up lines and set out to the London MCM Expo con, at the ExCel Centre for a Q & A with the lovely Freema Agyeman.
Being a former companion there can only be one question to ask being as a rather special anniversary is approaching – and the news is…there are ‘rumblings’:
“My agent was talking about it because there’s a tight-knit of us. In terms of working with David and with Karen, we’ve all got the same sort of circle really, so a mention of things but nothing’s really been in set in stone. But if they want to do a big group thing, I can’t really envisage anybody in the Who family saying no because it’s quite a marked occasion and a good opportunity to rekindle. For the fans, it’s exciting for them as well and everyone gets together.”
You bet it’s exciting!
Freema, who is about to embark to the States to trawling her way through the cut throat waters of ‘pilot season’ – the unrelenting time of year where new shows live or die on the evidence of a barely prepared pilot show, unsurprisingly has nothing but nice things to say about the new Doctor and his crew:
“What I love about it, what they’re doing is pretty much what I said when I got the job: I believe the strength of it is change. I believed it then and I wasn’t just saying it, because I believe that every time it does change, it injects a new sort of dynamic or flavour to it which has got to be the key to its longevity. So I think that they’re doing a fabulous job. I completely applaud and champion them.”
When not applauding and championing Doctor Who Freema also likes to reflect on the state of Sci-Fi:
“My mum loves it! She used to have it perpetually on the ‘Syfy’ channel when we first got cable. I just think to watch Sci-Fi offers you something magical and to participate in Sci-Fi means you just don’t know what the script’s going to say when you open it next. You don’t know what possibilities you’re going to be exploring as an actress, so I like the diversity that it offers.”
Head over to The Independent for more on Freema’s feelings towards the Moffat era, meeting up with her former co-stars and her hopes for Hollywood.