British star Billie Piper rose to fame as a teenage singer but she is now better known for her work on the television screen, as she has become an established actress in the UK. Billie made her big breakthrough in the role of Rose in Doctor Who, which she will reprise for the 50th Anniversary episode, and she has admitted that she loved playing the character.
Piper told The Guardian, "I loved the character of Rose; the fact that she was a girl who went from a small, domestic life to experiencing time travel with this strange guy. She was both strong-willed and vulnerable. I think that's a really healthy representation of women."
She added, "Instead of showing a female character endlessly striving towards perfection, here we saw a range of genuine female reactions. The show seemed to say, it's OK to cry, it's OK to question yourself, and it's OK to be excited about someone else coming up with a great idea."
Billie Piper is not the only familiar face making a return for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, as the episode will also star Mat Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman and John Hurt. The episode is titled The Day of the Doctor and will air worldwide on November 23.