When dragons meet Daleks: Maisie Williams will cameo on sci-fi cult fave ‘Doctor Who’, and we couldn’t be more excited. The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress will star as a Viking girl — watch the promo right here!
Maisie Williams, 18, will guest star on Doctor Who on Oct. 17 in “The Girl Who Died”. It’s the first of a thrilling two-part episode where we’ll see the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) train a band of Vikings — including Ashildre, Maisie’s character — to defend themselves in the face of a dangerous army. Check out the riveting sneak peek!
Whovians will find the scene pretty familiar for the show — a wall closes in on the group of heroes, and they have only seconds to escape — you know, the usual jaw-clenching DW stuff. Still, it’s riveting enough, and fun to see Clara work together with Maisie’s viking to save everyone. Catch up on Doctor Who with
Maisie is super pumped about her spot on the popular BBC show. “I didn’t know much about it, but I knew they were introducing a new character to work closely with the Doctor. I’d got through [reading] the second episode and absolutely loved it! I was going to do a tape but ran out of time because I was in America shooting another film, so my agent worked really hard and sent over lots of clips and videos — they liked them and gave me the role,” she told BBC America.
Plus, she totally fangirled over the Doctor: “Peter [Capaldi] has been such a joy to work with. My brother was so excited when he heard I got the part, as was I. He’s a wonderful, wonderful actor and I couldn’t wait to meet him. He totally lived up to my expectations and I love that!” She’s also been bonding with her new costar, Jenna: “I’ve been questioning Jenna — ‘Why are you in a space suit?, what’s going on here?, have we met this person before?, does this link back to a previous episode?’ — anything I can find out. It has been really exciting working on it and I’m so glad to be a part of it now,” Maisie gushed.
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— Gabriella Ginsberg