Yasmin Finney EXCLUSIVE: Doctor Who star says she wants to become ‘the first trans superhero ever’

EXCLUSIVE: Doctor Who star Yasmin Finney says she wants to become ‘the first trans superhero ever’ as she hopes for role in Marvel or DC film

Yasmin Finney has revealed she hopes to become ‘the first trans superhero ever’ with a role in a Marvel or DC film.

The actress, 18, who stars in the new series of Doctor Who, told MailOnline playing a superhero in a blockbuster movie is one of her career amibitions – and she’s already had some interest from Hollywood.

Speaking at the Attitude Pride Awards, she said: ‘I’d love to be a superhero. I don’t want to pick between Marvel and DC and limit my possibilities but definitely a superhero, like the first trans superhero ever.’

Ambitious: Yasmin Finney has revealed she hopes to become 'the first trans superhero ever' with a role in a Marvel or DC film

Ambitious: Yasmin Finney has revealed she hopes to become ‘the first trans superhero ever’ with a role in a Marvel or DC film

Yasmin also confirmed she has had offers from Hollywood, saying: ‘I can’t get into it but yeah there are things in the pipeline.’

Yasmin will star in Doctor Who opposite Ncuti Gatwa, who is taking on the role of the Doctor in the new series.

Not much is known about Yasmin’s role other than she will be called Rose – the same name as Billie Piper’s character when she served as companion to David Tennant.

Yasmin is not the first trans actor to be on Doctor Who with actress Rebecca Root playing a companion and Bethany Black appearing on the show. 

Goal: The actress, 18, who stars in the new series of Doctor Who, told MailOnline playing a superhero in a blockbuster movie is one of her career amibitions - and she's already had some interest from Hollywood

Goal: The actress, 18, who stars in the new series of Doctor Who, told MailOnline playing a superhero in a blockbuster movie is one of her career amibitions – and she’s already had some interest from Hollywood

The Heartstopper actress said she is ‘so proud’ to  have joined the sci-fi show which has already started filming.

She said: ‘I think I just felt really welcomed by the set and everyone was so lovely and it wasn’t hard to settle in because everyone made me feel part of the family.

‘There are so many moments that make me so proud and happy to be part of the family, I can’t wait for everyone to see and I don’t want to spoil anything. You’ll have to tune in.

‘I feel so honoured and I’m just so happy that Russell (T Davies) has opened his arms and saw something in me and I’m so happy to be a part of that.’

Interview: Speaking at the Attitude Pride Awards, she said: 'I'd love to be a superhero. I don't want to pick between Marvel and DC and limit my possibilities but definitely a superhero, like the first trans superhero ever'

Interview: Speaking at the Attitude Pride Awards, she said: ‘I’d love to be a superhero. I don’t want to pick between Marvel and DC and limit my possibilities but definitely a superhero, like the first trans superhero ever’ 

Russell T Davies, who revived the show in 2005 with the first episode entitled Rose, is back as the showrunner.

He said it was ‘an absolute joy’ to have Yasmin on-board for the 60th anniversary of the show.

He added: ‘Life on Doctor Who gets brighter and wilder, how can there be another Rose?

‘You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set.

Show: Yasmin will star in Doctor Who opposite Ncuti Gatwa (pictured), who is taking on the role of the Doctor in the new series

Show: Yasmin will star in Doctor Who opposite Ncuti Gatwa (pictured), who is taking on the role of the Doctor in the new series 

‘We all fell in love with her in Heartstopper, one of those shows which changes the world – and now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse!’

Yasmin said: ‘If anyone would have told eight year old Yasmin that one day she’d be part of this iconic show, I would have never in a million years believed them.

‘This show has a place in so many people’s hearts, so to be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life.

‘I cannot wait to begin this journey and for you all to see how Rose blossoms. Get Ready.’

Future: Yasmin also confirmed she has had offers from Hollywood, saying: 'I can't get into it but yeah there are things in the pipeline'

Future: Yasmin also confirmed she has had offers from Hollywood, saying: ‘I can’t get into it but yeah there are things in the pipeline’ 

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