BBC’s sci-fi television series Doctor Who is gearing up for the premiere of their tenth season and will introduce a new companion to the Time Lord, British actress Pearl Mackie. Starring as Bill, Mackie’s character works alongside Peter Capaldi bringing an inquisitive demeanour and retro style to the show.

In this video from New York Comic Con Mackie provides insight on auditioning for the role and laughs about her first reading with Peter Capaldi.

Best known for her role in stage play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Mackie also starred in the BBC One drama Doctors and 2013 British film Svengali.

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