A transgender actress will play the character of Rose within the new sequence of Physician Who, the BBC has revealed.
Yasmin Finney, who starred in Heartstopper, a Netflix coming-of-age drama about queer love, is filming scenes within the position which might be as a result of air subsequent yr to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the present.
It’s unclear whether or not the 18-year-old will debut because the character of Rose Tyler, the Physician’s feminine travelling companion beforehand performed by Billie Piper, or a unique Rose.
It’s not clear if the “Rose” character would be the new Physician’s principal companion, or if there can be one other new character. All through the sequence, companions have tended to be feminine.
Upon becoming a member of the present, Finney mentioned: “If anybody would have informed eight-year-old Yasmin that at some point she’d be a part of this iconic present, I’d have by no means in one million years believed them.
“This present has a spot in so many individuals’s hearts, so to be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell [T Davies], has not solely made my yr, it’s made my life. I can not wait to start this journey and for you all to see how Rose blossoms. Prepare.”
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