Doctor Who stars Jinkx Monsoon reveals what led to role in season 14
Doctor Who fans have reason to get excited as Jinkx Monsoon, a winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, has joined the cast of season 14. Monsoon shared her delight at being part of the show, saying she is “honored, thrilled, and utterly excited to join Doctor Who.” In an interview with PRIDE, Monsoon revealed that she was introduced to the show’s creator, Russell T Davies, by her husband Michael Abbott, who is a good friend of Davies. After seeing Monsoon perform, Davies decided she was the perfect fit for a role he had in mind. Monsoon said the role is “everything I ever dreamed about doing as an actor in one character,” but details of the character are being kept under wraps for now.
Meanwhile, Davies has been full of praise for the show’s newest Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa. Speaking about his performance in the episodes filmed so far, Davies said, “Sometimes you know you’ve got a secret. And you hold it close to your chest and let it burn because secrets are so delicious.” He went on to describe watching Gatwa on set with Millie Gibson as “so good!” It seems like season 14 of Doctor Who is shaping up to be an exciting one for fans of the show.
As for Monsoon, this isn’t the first time she’s ventured into acting, having previously appeared in Netflix’s Tales of the City. However, the drag queen is perhaps best known for her performances on RuPaul’s Drag Race, where she was crowned the winner of season five. Her addition to the cast of Doctor Who is just the latest in a long line of exciting casting news for the show, which has previously welcomed the likes of Jodie Whittaker, David Tennant, and Billie Piper, among others.
Monsoon also had kind words to say about Davies, describing him as a “visionary and a brilliant writer.” With such talented people involved in the show, it’s no wonder that Doctor Who has become a beloved and enduring institution. Fans of the show will undoubtedly be eagerly anticipating the new season, which is set to arrive later this year. For now, we’ll just have to wait patiently for more details to emerge about Monsoon’s character and what we can expect from season 14.