Mandip Gill cut finger fighting Sea Devils in Doctor Who Easter special
Mandip Gill cut her finger in a sword fight with the Sea Devils while filming the 'Doctor Who' Easter special.
‘Legend of the Sea Devils’, which airs on BBC One on April 17, will see Jodie Whittaker's Doctor joined by companions Yaz (Mandip) and Dan (John Bishop) as they work together to fend off the Time Lord’s oldest enemies.
And Mandip, 34, has revealed she came out of filming with a minor battle wound.
She told RadioTimes.com: “We have this really amazing stunt and they hurt my finger and I can't stop thinking about it!
“I was like, I actually hurt my finger because of a Sea Devil. Not many people get to say that."
She laughed: “It didn't go down very well.
"I was like, 'This sword is really heavy. And I've hurt my finger now. Shall we stop?'”
The actress teased that fans should be prepared for an emotional watch.
She said: “It's a big family fun adventure. Really swashbuckly, exciting, but actually there's so much heart.
“And my favourite word for this episode is understanding.
“Chris [Chibnall] is really good at writing characters and emotion and we do get that through. It is epic. Like, the sets were amazing, the actors are amazing, the costumes and stuff... but there is so much heart in that episode.
“I'm really proud of this one. I'm really excited for people to see that.”
A synopsis for the episode read: "In a swashbuckling special adventure, the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan (John Bishop) come face to fin with one of the Doctor’s oldest adversaries: the Sea Devils.
"Why has legendary pirate queen Madam Ching come searching for a lost treasure? What terrifying forces lurk beneath the oceans of the nineteenth century? And did Yaz really have to dress Dan up as a pirate?"