Billie Piper to play lesbian in upcoming BBC drama

Doctor Who actress will play a teacher having a fling with a 16-year-old student 

Billie Piper to play lesbian in upcoming BBC drama
16 June 2012

Doctor Who actress Billie Piper will play a lesbian in an upcoming BBC drama called True Love.

The actress, also known for her teenage pop career, will play a teacher having a fling with one of her students.

Her 16-year-old partner will be played by Kaya Scodelario, known to many for playing Effy in E4 teen drama Skins.

The pair will be shown kissing and sharing a bed in multiple scenes of the upcoming series.

A BBC source told British paper The Mirror: ‘This storyline will get some criticism but it’s been well researched and is similar to real-life events.’

True Love is a series comprising separate but overlapping stories set in the same seaside town, starring some of the best British acting talent. The first episode will feature Piper’s Doctor Who co-star David Tennant.

It is not the first time the family friendly actress has drawn controversy. Piper played a prostitute in Secret Diary of a Call Girl from 2007-2011, which also starred current Doctor Who lead Matt Smith.

Piper recently gave birth to her second child Eugene Pip with husband Laurence Fox in April.

True Love will begin 17 June on BBC1 at 10.25pm (GMT).  

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