31-year-old actress Lara Pulver has denied rumours that she will be joining Doctor Who as a new female version of the popular lead character, saying that she believes the press have, “put two and two together”.
Lara played Irene Adler in the opening episode of the second series of the BAFTA Award winning BBC series Sherlock, and she reportedly enjoyed her time on the set with co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
Lara explained to the Evening Standard that reports that she may appear on Doctor Who were purely speculation, “Steven [Moffat] and I have both said we thoroughly enjoyed working together, and then there was me being in Wales so the media put two and two together.”
When asked if she’d be keen to play the role of the first female Doctor Who, Lara said, “Yes and no. Not if it meant the end of the Doctor Who franchise, because the fans aren't keen on it.”
Steven Moffat is currently the head writer and executive producer for Doctor Who since replacing Russell T. Davies in July 2009.
On whether or not her character would return to Sherlock, Lara teased, “If they do bring her back, I'm sure it will be in the most unexpected, dynamic way they could possibly do.”
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