Missy actress Michelle Gomez has revealed she will be leaving Doctor Who following Series 10 and the departures of Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Michelle revealed that the departures of Moffat and Capaldi had helped make her decision:
“My pals are going so I’m going. Everybody’s leaving, so I’m going too. I mean, what would I do without Peter and Steven? Who would I be? Nah, it’s done now. It’s over. It’s the end of a chapter”
The character of Missy first debuted in Capaldi’s first full episode Deep Breath and has become something of a main antagonist for the current incarnation, appearing in nine episodes prior to the Series 10, notably the Series 8 finale.
The actress, who’ll be appearing in three more episodes this year alongside the original Ongoing Series Master, John Simm, says that she’ll miss those she’s worked with in the role:
“I’ll miss the amazing, wonderful, incredible Peter Capaldi, who I think is one of the best Doctors we’ve ever had. I’ll miss somebody like Steven Moffat writing me the best lines I’ve ever had in my career… And the incredible crew that work so hard. It’s not work for them, it’s a passion, and that’s wonderful to be surrounded by. It’s very inspiring and energising… I’m gonna miss a lot about that job, it was a great job.”
Gomez leaving the role also opens up the possibility of a new incarnation of the Doctor’s nemesis being introduced in the near future… let speculation commence!