“I can’t do Rose anymore!”
Friday, September 7, 2007 by Graham Kibble-White
Billie Piper was on roundtable duty yesterday, to promote ITV2’s not-half-bad Secret Diary of a Call Girl (set your videos for Thursday 27 September). Of course, Doctor Who was mentioned, and if she’d ever pop back.
I’ve been asked this a lot today, there’s something in the papers, isn’t there? Oh, it’s cos David’s doingHamlet. Yeah, okay. I don’t know, really. I don’t know. I’m not entirely sure. I love Doctor Who, I love it, but I think it’s quite hard to go back to things. It would be hard to play Rose again. I was trying to do it the other night. I was trying to be Rose in my bathroom and it was shit! It was really bad acting. And I suddenly thought, “I can never go back, cos I can’t do it anymore”! It must be hard, you know. I am like Rose in many ways, but she’s a bit of a Cockney tomboy (I’m a bit of a tomboy), but I couldn’t do it. I can’t do Rose anymore! I’ve forgotten how to play Rose! I’m dealing with it, guys. But now you’re bringing it up, and I’m getting upset!