Michelle Gomez Confirms Doctor Who Exit
Michelle Gomez has revealed that she will be departing Doctor Who when the currently airing series ten comes to a close. In an exclusive interview with Digital Spy, Gomez explained why she felt the time was right to say goodbye to Missy.
"My guys, my lads, Missy's men - they're all moving on! Steven writes so amazingly for me - it's like he's got my voice in his head, and I don't know how that would be, moving forward. "I'm probably just shooting myself in the foot here. This time next year, I'll be like, 'Why did I say that?! I'll work for anybody!' but I don't know how I'd feel about being The Master to any other Doctor, because I feel like I'm part of Peter's time."
Gomez as been a regular fixture in Peter Capaldi's era on the TARDIS since his first episode (Deep Breathe) back in 2014. I've loved seeing a female incarnation of The Master, and Gomez was the perfect choice to reintroduce the character. The banter between Gomez and Capaldi is always electric, but it makes sense that new showrunner Chris Chibnall gets to hit the reset button. However, Gomez did offer a slither of hope that we might see Missy again somewhere down the line.
"I'm sure in a couple of years' time, the urge to blow things up will just be too strong and Missy will come in guns blazing! But at the moment, it just feels like this is the end of an era - there may be something in the future but at the moment, I feel like this is the end of a chapter."
Before we bid farewell to Gomez as Missy, we're in for a treat as after a seven-year absence John Simm is returning to reprise his incarnation of The Master. Gomez teased what we can expect, although her comments are sure to raise more questions about how two versions of the same character will share the screen.
"I would say... think of it in terms of... a two-headed Master! That's what I'll give you. It's sort of... two Masters in one, in a way! I hope that's not giving too much away!"
Doctor Who continues on Saturday nights on BBC One.