Film: Watch An Interview With Pearl Mackie On Being Doctor Who’s First Openly Gay Companion

Watch this new interview with Pearl Mackie about being Doctor Who’s first openly gay full-time companion.

Mackie told the BBC:

“Yeah, Bill’s gay. It shouldn’t be a big deal in the 21st century. It’s about time, isn’t it?….That representation is important, especially on a mainstream show.”

“It’s important to say people are gay, people are black – there are also aliens in the world as well, so watch out for them….I remember watching TV as a young mixed race girl not seeing many people who looked like me, so I think being able to visually recognize yourself on screen is important.”

“[Being gay] is not the main thing that defines her character – it’s something that’s part of her and something that she’s very happy and very comfortable with”

According to the BBC the show will cover this real quick in the new season:

“pretty much straightaway in her second line of dialogue”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce2qE9Mbods&t=1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpfDP_AnFsM

Source:

IndieWire

 

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