Speaking to Sophie Raworth on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show yesterday, Diana Rigg spoke about her pride in appearing in this week’s Doctor Who episode The Crimson Horror – but she had a stark warning for fans…
When quizzed about taken a role in a show as popular as Doctor Who, Rigg responded:
I’m not too keen on the publicity, I prefer to keep a low profile where that’s concerned. But if it gives other people pleasure which is part of the great joy of our profession then I’m delighted, really, really pleased.
But just, keep away.
What do you think? While this is an actress making a guest appearance, she is one with a huge reputation as a former Bond girl, as a star of a hit TV series and for some remarkable work since. She is of course within her rights to request privacy, but has Dame Diana Rigg taken a part in the wrong show if she expects fans to “keep away”? Or is this a tacit warning to fans that they risk being taken apart, Emma Peel style, should they intrude…?
(Kudos to DoctorWhoTV.co.uk for uploading the video!)