When Doctor Who finally returns to the airwaves for its next season, we now know that it’ll also be the last season for his companions Amy and Rory. They’re moving on, hopefully to settle down in some nice house in the country with a blue door. That means the search is on for The Doctor’s new companion, and here’s the latest in wild casting rumors: It may be Sophia Myles.
Dedicated fans probably remember Sophia from “The Girl in the Fireplace”, the fourth episode of Doctor Who’s second season. In that story she starred as a Parisian woman named Reinette, encountered by the Doctor in 1727 when he sees her through a fireplace that’s also a doorway through time. Interestingly Reinette’s story is not entirely unlike that of Amy Pond, since she too met the Doctor as a little girl, and then he appears again to influence her life as an adult.
The rumor of Sophia’s possible involvement in the Doctor Who season after next, comes from showrunner Stephen Moffat himself who tweeted this rather cryptic message…
Right EVERYBODY who follows me, go and follow @SophiaMyles – spin that fireplace. NOW. I’ll explain later. Or not.
In response Myles has begun tweeting rather cryptic messages as well, hinting at some sort of future Doctor Who involvement. Now the Daily Star reports that Sophia Myles will indeed be The Doctor’s next companion.
A note of caution. The Star doesn’t cite a source for its information, and they aren’t exactly a reliable source. For now this should all be treated as rumor and speculation, until we get confirmation from someone more official. That said, there’s definitely something going on here.
If Sophia Myles is indeed The Doctor’s next companion, it’ll be interesting to see whether they’ll actually have her playing the same “Girl in the Fireplace” character. There’s been some talk that The Doctor’s companion should be someone from Earth’s past, breaking the streak of modern-day women he’s stuck with taking along in the TARDIS in the show’s current form. In “The Girl in the Fireplace” David Tennant’s 10th Doctor had indeed intended to take Reinette with him, but is unable to return before her death.
Here’s Sophia as she appeared in her Who episode, “The Girl in the Fireplace”…