Billie Piper said in a series of comments over the weekend, her Doctor Who character would still love the new female Doctor.
She appeared at two different conventions – DragonCon and FanExpo.
Two fans at DragCon tweeted about Billie’s panel there. Apparently, she said her old character Rose would still be in love with the female Doctor.
‘It’s not gonna be traditional. It’s gonna be modern and progressive’
A fan at FanExpo asked Billie whether having a female Doctor could affect potential future relationships with companions.
He said: ‘You know better than most of the companions about the closeness the Doctor and the companion get. And with Jodie being the new Doctor, how do you think having a female in that role will change the doctor and companion relationship?’
Billie asked the man to refine the question. She asked if he was questioning whether the Doctor’s gender was going to ‘affect any sort of love affair.’
She looked very visibly unimpressed at what the fan was implying. He backtracked and assured he was not ‘necessarily’ referring to that.
He explained: ‘The change in the role does change certain aspects of how people would relate to each other.’
‘I think it will bring something totally different,’ Billie responded.
She added: ‘In whatever capacity, if they’re going to change the world and travel through time, they’re gonna have to have a strong allegiance. I think this is just the beginning of something really exciting.
‘It’s not gonna be traditional. It’s gonna be modern and progressive. But it will always be about needing each other, regardless of whether the doctor is a girl or a guy or a cat, y’know. It’s always going to be a beautiful union.’