Michelle Gomez to leave Doctor Who
Michelle Gomez has announced she will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of the current series.
Speaking about her departure, which coincides with the departure of current Doctor Peter Capaldi and long-time showrunner Steven Moffat, Gomez said: “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.”
Gomez joked that she may live to regret the decision, however: “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.”
Fans of The Master’s latest incarnation need not worry she will never appear again, however, as Gomez said she’d be open to a return to the series in the future.
She said: “Never say never! 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.”
Gomez joined Doctor Who in 2014 as the latest – and first female – reincarnation of the Doctor’s famous rival The Master. Since then she’s appeared in nine episodes of the hit science-fiction series and is scheduled to appear in three more of the ongoing series 10.