Bonnie Langford and Lenny Rush Talk Doctor Who: The Legend of Ruby Sunday

Mel and The Doctor stand in a corridor, looking perturbed. She shows him something in her hand.
The Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) and Mel (Bonnie Langford) (Image Credit: Sophie Mutevelian/Bad Wolf/BBC Studios)

The highly anticipated two-part finale of Doctor Who: The Legend of Ruby Sunday is almost upon us, and stars Bonnie Langford and Lenny Rush are here to tease what promises to be an unforgettable journey through time and space.

Langford, reprising her role as the beloved Mel, and Rush, playing the child genius Morris, sat down to discuss their characters’ arcs, working with Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor, and the surprises in store for viewers.

Langford reveals that returning to the world of Doctor Who has been “fantastic,” allowing her to revisit Mel with a fresh perspective while also honoring the character’s history. She teases that Mel has “grown up” and is now calmer and more aware of her surroundings, using her technical skills to assist UNIT.

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When asked about the finale scripts, Langford could not contain her excitement: “It’s full of so many twists and a lot of unexpected surprises. It’s written so beautifully.”

Rush, making his Doctor Who debut, expressed his disbelief and excitement upon landing the role. He reveals that Morris is a child genius, marking a departure from his previous roles. He also praised the show’s iconic status and the dedication of its fanbase. “People are so passionate about this show, and you can tell it means so much to them. I’ve never been in a show with such an amazing fan base and I feel so lucky to be a part of it.”

The young actor shared a funny anecdote about filming an emotional scene involving pizza, “It was like an emotional dinner! So when it was my turn to say my line, I couldn’t say it and had to ruin the whole emotion of the scene, because I had a mouthful of pizza and couldn’t get my words out!”

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As for what fans can expect from the finale, Langford sums it up with five words: “mystery, adventure, vulnerability, emotion, and heartbreak.”

Get ready for an exhilarating conclusion to The Legend of Ruby Sunday as the Doctor, UNIT, and their companions face the greatest evil while unraveling Ruby’s mysterious past.

The seventh episode of Doctor Who’s 14th series, “The Legend of Ruby Sunday,” will air on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at 6:30 pm on BBC One. It will also be available on BBC iPlayer from midnight on the same day.

This episode will be the first installment of a two-part finale and is written by showrunner Russell T Davies and directed by Jamie Donoughue.

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