Last weekend’s episodes of ‘Doctor Who’ certainly mixed reaction from fans and it was a reaction and one of the biggest reactions was from the reveal that the iconic villain the Master had underwent a sex change.
While speaking last night at The Royal Television Society Steven Moffat talked about some of the problems he encountered when he challenged himself to bring the Master back, but as Missy.
“I wanted a go at The Master and I thought, ‘It’ll be a woman!’ and I then got lost for several months, thinking… and what does that mean? So what?
“It’s exactly the kind of gimmick I’m always saying you shouldn’t do – I’ve always said that you cast a person, you cast an individual, you don’t cast a gender.
“That made sense of it, because what really mattered is we got an arch-enemy performance that I think matches the amazing Roger Delgado and John Simm – those are stellar performances and [Michelle’s is] another one, it’s every bit as good.
“She’s alarming, she’s scary, she’s extremely funny – and you still vaguely side with her even when she kills harmless, likeable, defenseless people!”