Freema Agyeman Talks 50th Anniversary

We’ve heard a lot from Billie Piper (aka Rose Tyler) and certainly from John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) about how they feel about the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who this year.

However, very little has been heard from fellow ‘NuWho’ companions, Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) and Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), apart from a brief Q&A with the latter by The Independent, in which she said:

“I’ve just heard rumblings and my agent was talking about it because there’s a tight-knit of us. In terms of working with David and with Karen, we’ve all got the same sort of circle really, so a mention of things but nothing’s really been in set in stone. But if they want to do a big group thing, I can’t really envisage anybody in the Who family saying no because it’s quite a marked occasion and a good opportunity to rekindle. For the fans, it’s exciting for them as well and everyone gets together.

Though it sounded promising, she’s recently clarified that she really doesn’t know if she’ll be involved in any specials:

[/quote]I’m doing two things for the 50th but nothing to do with being in the drama. I got misquoted hideously once saying that there are some rumblings going on about being involved in the 50th in terms of the drama. It’s not. It’s in terms of conventions and interviews and things like that, which we’re all doing stuff to promote the 50th. We have to. It’s the Doctor Who family and we want to. I think in terms of my involvement in the show, that’s a different thing now. It moves on, it changes and that’s a good thing.[/quote]

Freema first appeared in Army of Ghosts (2006), but made her debut as a companion in the following year’s Smith and Jones. Though Martha finished her travels in the TARDIS in 2007’s Last of the Time Lords, she briefly met up with the Doctor and Donna in five episodes the following season, before a small cameo in The End of Time: Part Two (2010).

Following on from Rose, Martha was a ‘Marmite’ companion (I thought she was fantastic, actually), and starred in some fan-favourite episodes like Human Nature/ The Family of Blood, Blink and Utopia. It’d certainly be great to see her again – but at the moment, she’s spending time working in America:

I’m pretty much [in America] for the foreseeable. I guess it depends what happens with the show as we go forward.

Of course, maybe this is all bluff, and she’s already received the call…?

(Via CraveOnline | The Independent)


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