Come the end of Doctor Who series 10, and Michelle Gomez had revealed that she was leaving the show, and retiring her take on Missy/The Master. Her story had reached a natural end, and with the personnel on Doctor Who changing – both in front of and behind the camera – for series 11, you can understand why she thought it time to move on.
But never say never, as the mantra goes. And in a new interview with TV Line, Gomez has admitted she hasn’t shut the door to a Doctor Who return completely. When asked if she’d return to play Missy, she said, “probably not. I think that’s enough of Missy now. It’s good to know when to leave the party”.
But she then added that “t was a jolly good party, but time to leave – and then maybe come back, but time to leave for now”.
“I don’t know about being a Master to another Doctor. I feel very loyal to Peter and I don’t know how that would work, but I am willing to find out at a later date”.
Which still sounds firmly like Gomez is moving away from the show. But also softens her language about quitting altogether….