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‘Doctor Who’: Pearl Mackie Will Play the First Openly Gay Companion in the Series

31 March 2017 9:43 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Doctor has a new companion… and she is openly gay. Actress Pearl Mackie just revealed that her character, Bill Potts, will be the first openly gay companion in the long-running BBC sci-fi series “Doctor Who.”

“Yeah, Bill’s gay. It shouldn’t be a big deal in the 21st century. It’s about time, isn’t it?” Mackie told the BBC. “That representation is important, especially on a mainstream show.”

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’ Trailer: Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie Can’t (And Won’t) Stay Out of Trouble in Season 10

While this marks the first time that The Doctor’s main companion is openly gay, in the past the series has featured gay and bisexual characters. Such is the case of Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and River Song (Alex Kingston).

According to the BBC, Bill’s sexuality will be revealed “pretty much straightaway in her second line of dialogue, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Doctor Who’: Pearl Mackie Will Play the First Openly Gay Companion in the Series

31 March 2017 9:43 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Doctor has a new companion… and she is openly gay. Actress Pearl Mackie just revealed that her character, Bill Potts, will be the first openly gay companion in the long-running BBC sci-fi series “Doctor Who.”

“Yeah, Bill’s gay. It shouldn’t be a big deal in the 21st century. It’s about time, isn’t it?” Mackie told the BBC. “That representation is important, especially on a mainstream show.”

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’ Trailer: Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie Can’t (And Won’t) Stay Out of Trouble in Season 10

While this marks the first time that The Doctor’s main companion is openly gay, in the past the series has featured gay and bisexual characters. Such is the case of Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and River Song (Alex Kingston).

According to the BBC, Bill’s sexuality will be revealed “pretty much straightaway in her second line of dialogue, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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