With the return of David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor in the Doctor Who 60th anniversary special, some wonder if Billie Piper will also make a comeback as Rose Tyler. Though the 40-year-old is willing to reprise the role, she has one condition.
Rose was the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) and Tenth Doctor’s (Tennant) companion from 2005 to 2006. She, too, appeared several times in the franchise, but though she wouldn’t return to accompany Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, she might still return to the franchise if this one thing happens.
Billie Piper will Do Doctor Who Again If This Happens
In an interview with Buzzfeed, the actress revealed he would only do the series again if the filming location were in London.
"If it was shot in London — sorry, that's a really loveless answer!" she said.
"There's a running theme here, I don't want to work much,” she continued. “It was like four episodes all shot in London, then yeah, I'd be like a rat-up-a-drainpipe for that."
Piper also talked about the casting of Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor and found it going from strength to strength.”
"Great!" she stated. "It's just going from strength to strength, I'm so here for it."
David Tennant Discusses Doctor Who Return
Meanwhile, in his appearance on This Morning, Tennant discussed his Doctor Who return and what it was like to play the Doctor again.
It has been about a decade since he last took the role of the Time Lord. So, what it feels like to take the lead again?
“It was like being handed a very lovely present,” he said, via Winter is Coming.
“It was joyous; it was great fun. It was a very happy, joyous time 15 years ago, and returning to that could’ve been, well, who knows?” he continued. “It might’ve felt awkward, it might’ve felt difficult, I might not have been able to run as fast. But we had a lovely time. Russell T. Davies is back running the show; it felt like we had never been away.”
Aside from Tennant, Catherine Tate will return as the Tenth Doctor’s companion, Donna Noble.
That said, fans must wait and see how the Doctor Who 60th anniversary special will feature their return.
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