Maisie Williams Nominates Herself And Idris Elba As Next Doctor Who
Maisie Williams, the Game of Thrones actress and recent Doctor Who guest star, thinks it’s time for a woman or person of color to play the time-traveling hero in the Internationally iconic sci-fi adventure series.
The 18-year-old, who was named this year’s Rising star at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, told the Evening Standard, “I think a black doctor would be incredible. I’m all for Idris Elba, but if not I’ll take it for the team and do it!”
The actress recently appeared in four episodes alongside Peter Capaldi, who took over as the Doctor two years ago (which in the Who-verse is a fair amount of time). With Steven Moffat stepping down as showrunner next year, big changes are coming to the BBC cult television show which began more than half a century ago.
Although don’t get your hopes up just yet. “It would be cool but right now I’m locked into some other things,” Williams said.
One of the obvious projects she’s tied up with is Game of Thrones where she plays Arya Stark. Thrones will return to HBO for its sixth season in April.