Millie Gibson has been labeled a ‘diva’ by the cast and crew of Dr Who after struggling with night shots since filming began in Cardiff last month.
The 18-year-old actress, who plays Ruby Sunday, will star alongside Ncuti Gatwa and Jonathan Groff in the forthcoming series of the BBC cult sci-fi series, which turns 60 this year.
Despite throwing herself into the project, Millie’s attitude to movie times reportedly didn’t go down well with the team working on the show.
She is determined to do well. But the days are long and sometimes, when night shots have been suggested, she has made her feelings clear.
Awkward: Millie Gibson has been labeled a ‘diva’ by the cast and crew of Dr Who after struggling with night shots since filming began in Cardiff last month
Tension: A source said: ‘No one can question Millie’s dedication to Doctor Who, but there’s a lot of pressure coming on a role like this’
Millie is a professional on set and while night shots are part of the job, they can be exhausting even for the most experienced actors.
She won’t be the first or the last to get a little annoyed with a late-night shoot, but it has earned her some biting comments behind the scenes. The word ‘diva’ has been used once or twice when tempers fray.’
MailOnline has contacted Millie’s representatives and the BBC for comment.
The blonde beauty is set to join the long-running show as character Ruby, who acts as the new Doctor Ncuti Gatwa’s companion.
In December, she was revealed to have landed the role, with the news announced during Children In Need’s annual telethon.
Doctor Who will return in November 2023 with three special episodes to coincide with the show’s 60th anniversary, starring David Tennant as the fourteenth Doctor.
The Fifteenth Doctor, played by Ncuti, will then take control of the TARDIS, with its first episode airing during the festive period next year.
In a statement, the star said the new role is a “dream come true” as the long-awaited secret was finally revealed, much to the delight of fans.
“Although I am still in disbelief, I am beyond honored to be cast as the Doctor’s Companion,” Millie said in the BBC’s statement.
“It’s a gift of a role, and a dream come true, and I’ll do everything I can to try and fill the boots the traveling companions have traveled in before me.”
She added, “And what better way to do that than to be at the side of the fantastic Ncuti Gatwa, I just can’t wait to get started.”
Doctor Who will air on the BBC in the UK and Ireland and streaming platform Disney+ will show episodes to the public elsewhere.
EastEnders legend AnitaDobson, 73, also stars in the series, playing Mrs Flood, the elderly neighbor of The Doctor’s companion Ruby.
Anita recently dropped the name of her Doctor Who character and what her role will entail while speaking exclusively to MailOnline.
While attending the ICON Awards in support of Prostate Cancer Charity in February, she gushed about playing Mrs. Flood, the elderly neighbor of Millie’s Ruby Sunday.
She brushed off talk of starring in the show, admitting, “I wouldn’t say starring, I think the Lord himself, Ncuti and Millie are starring, I’m just joining the ranks by.
First look: The actress, 18, who plays Ruby Sunday, will star alongside Ncuti Gatwa and Jonathan Groff in the upcoming series of the cult BBC sci-fi series, who turns 60 this year
New cast: Gatwa’s first episode as the 15th Doctor airs during the festive period, with Gibson, 18, becoming the youngest companion in the show’s history
“Well, Mrs. Flood is the character I’m playing and she’s… Millie, the Ruby Sunday, the doctor’s assistant, she’s her neighbor.
‘She lives on the same street, so she always has an eye on what’s going on. She’s one of those.’
The star-studded cast for the upcoming series will also include two-time RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon.
The actor, 35 – who uses the pronouns she/she – will portray the new villain in the BBC science fiction TV series.