Famous Tiktok personality Yasmin Finney will be joining the ranks of the "Doctor Who" cast along with "Sex Education's" Ncuti Gatwa in the coming season. Here is all we know about the gorgeous "Heartstopper" star.
BBC announced on May 16 that Yasmin Finney, who plays Elle Argent in "Heartstopper," will be joining the cast of "Doctor Who" as a character named Rose. According to Russell T Davies, who wrote the series, it was great to have Finney join them on set.
Her role will debut in 2023, which coincides with the iconic show's 60th anniversary. Davies called it an absolute joy to welcome her, while Finney has also gushed about how unbelievable it is that she has secured a role on such an iconic show.
Yasmin Finney at the GQ Style magazine relaunch party and the opening of The Rooftop at One Hundred Shoreditch on April 28, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
WHO IS YASMIN FINNEY? EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT THE ACTRESS WHO JOINED THE "DOCTOR WHO" CAST
Yasmin Finney is an English actress born and raised in Manchester, England. She is also a famous online personality with a large following on social media, but she is perhaps best known as Elle Argent from the teen drama series "Heartstopper."
In the past, she has spoken up about her identity as a transgender woman and her career journey via social media.
Meanwhile, not much has been revealed about Finney's character, leaving many speculations, including her being a multiversal variant of Tyler or the daughter of former companion Donna Noble.
WHAT HAS YASMIN FINNEY SAID ABOUT JOINING "DOCTOR WHO?"
News of her new casting has fans of the gorgeous lady excited. Still, none of them can be as enthusiastic as Finney herself. She revealed that if anybody had told her as a child that she would star on the evergreen show, she would have laughed it off, never believing. In her words:
"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."
Finney expressed anxiousness to start the journey and introduce everyone to Rose. The character had been assigned initially to Billie Piper in the revival of the series back in 2005, but for some reason, Davies believes that she will change the "Whoniverse."
IS YASMIN FINNEY ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
If the current news has made more fans who want to stay updated on the moves she memes, she has an Instagram profile named @yazdemand, and it is presently at over a million followers.
She teased her involvement with "Doctor Who" when she shared an image of three emojis, including a rose, a plus sign, and a blue diamond.
She also has 300,800 followers on Twitter and over a million followers on Tiktok, where she initially acquired fame before moving to TV. Her page on Tiktok was created in 2019, the same year Finney decided to document her queer journey.
She has admitted that she had always known deep down that she wanted to be an actress, and since black trans people are not represented enough in the UK, it didn't take a lot for her to decide becoming an actor would help people like her gain more exposure.
ALL WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT THE NEW ERA OF "DOCTOR WHO?"
According to some reports, an episode of the new "Doctor Who" season will be released as early as autumn this year, and it will be one of the last to air before Davies takes over as the showrunner.
The episode will deal with the small matter of the regeneration of the Thirteenth Doctor and the arrival of Ncuti Gatwa as the fourteenth doctor after Jodie regenerates.
Gatwa secured a spot on the "Doctor Who" cast earlier this month. It is believed that onboarding such young talents is a ploy to attract a younger crowd to watch the series, which had slowly been fading away under the former showrunner Chris Chibnall.
Other cast members that will be featured include David Tennant and Catherine Tate, who will be reprising their former roles as the Doctor and Donna Noble, respectively.