Pearl Mackie hasn't even started her role as Peter Capaldi's assistant in Doctor Who but she's already got her sights on another big franchise: James Bond.
It's probably not a bad shout for Mackie to start casting her net wide – in January, Capaldi announced that he would be leaving Doctor Who at Christmas.
Showrunner Steven Moffat is also leaving the show (from 2018, he will be replaced by Chris Chibnall), and it is thought that Chibnall may want a new companion for his new Doctor, meaning that Mackie will only get a few months in her role as Bill Potts, the Doctor's first openly gay companion.
She told the , "I'd quite like to play James Bond. Not Jane Bond - James. If I can be called Bill, I can be called James, can't I?"
“For me it’s just about playing characters with depth who have interesting stories to tell that maybe approach things in a way you haven’t seen before.
“I think there’s so many wonderful people and characters out there that don’t exist yet that I’d like to play. I’d like to do a bit of everything really. Whatever - throw it at me and I’ll do it. I’ll take James Bond.”
The new series of Doctor Who begins on Easter Saturday on BBC1 at 7.20pm.
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