Simu Liu Reveals ‘Barbie’ Co-Star Ncuti Gatwa Kept ‘Doctor Who’ Casting Secret for Two Months

Even the ensemble cast of “Barbie” was left wondering who among them was the new Doctor Who.“Barbie” actor Simu Liu said that co-star Ncuti Gatwa kept his history-making casting in the next season of “Doctor Who” a mystery on set.“[He] didn’t tell anyone a thing,” Liu said during a talk with “The Matrix Resurrections” star Jessica Henwick in London as part of his book tour for his memoir “We Were Dreamers,” via Variety.

“And then all of a sudden over the weekend he was announced.

We came to work on Monday we were like ‘Dude, how long have you been holding this in for?’ And he’s like, ‘Two months.’”“Sex Education” breakout Gatwa will be the first Black Doctor Who in the long-running BBC show, taking over for Jodie Whittaker, who was the first female Doctor.

Gatwa will make his debut as the time traveler in

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