Things are heating up in the Whovian dimension as we inch closer to the epic 50th anniversary special.
Billie Piper will reprise her much-loved role as companion Rose Tyler in the episode, and has been approached for comment on the recent casting of Peter Capaldi as the twelfth Doctor.
Piper claimed the casting news “makes absolute sense” when chatting to Flicks and the City this weekend. “I think it’s brilliant,” she commented. “I’ve always really loved him and admired him. I think he’s a brilliant actor, I think he’s absolutely terrifying and credible with comedy.”
“I really like the fact that he's a bit older and I think it will open a whole new set of fans. I think it makes absolute sense. It's a really wise choice.”
Most of us never thought we’d see a reunion episode like the planned special has turned out to be, but it seems as though Billie Piper even doubted she’d ever return!
We last saw Rose Tyler in “The End of Time,” which was also David Tennant’s last episode as the Doctor. He is set to return in the show’s upcoming “The Day of the Doctor” episode as well. The reunion, Piper truthfully explains, is a “gift to the fans” who have stuck with the series all these years.
“I'm just looking forward to the fans being able to finally see it, because there is relentless questioning about what is going to happen and I can't say anything,” she continued.
“It will be nice to be rid of the burden of that enormous secret. It's like a gift to the fans really so all in all I think it's pretty exciting.”
Though she did say she felt nervous about returning after so long. “I think you're anxious on the first day in terms of getting back into the character and whether you've still got it there. Do you know what I mean? Otherwise, it's pretty seamless and enjoyable.”
But she added, “I never feel that anxious about returning because I'm friends with a lot of people and I've built some really good relationships. I always know it's going to be beautifully written”.
The Doctor Who 50th anniversary special episode, “The Day of the Doctor,” will also star John hurt, Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman.
If you haven’t marked the air date on your calendar yet, it hits the small screen worldwide November 23.