Neil Patrick Harris Lauds ‘Sex Education’s’ Ncuti Gatwa for Being “The first gay doctor”, Says It Is Going to Be “Super Cool, Sexy”

Neil Patrick Harris Lauds ‘Sex Education’s’ Ncuti Gatwa for Being “The first gay doctor”, Says It Is Going to Be “Super Cool, Sexy”

Neil Patrick Harris recently starred in Netflix’s drama Uncoupled. The show has been a huge hit, and Harris is happy about it. He is going to play a mystery character in Doctor Who, giving fans a hint about what to expect from Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor. Harris joined the cast of Doctor Who after working with the show’s creator, Russell T. Davies, on the limited series It’s a Sin, which aired on HBO Max.

Harris, who just finished filming the new season of the popular BBC show, spoke highly of the Sex Education star.

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Neil Patrick Harris in Doctor Who

Despite being the longest-running sci-fi program ever, Doctor Who has just lately begun portraying the Time Lord as someone other than a heterosexual white guy. It’s been a while since we’ve seen any trans characters on the program. Doctor Who has always had a large LGBTQ+ following, and we are happy that returning showrunner Russell T. Davies seems to be capable of giving us the delightfully queer sci-fi epic that homosexuals want.

“I got to meet and interact with him a bit and he’s glorious,” Harris says of Gatwa. “He’ll be the first gay Doctor, which is going to be super cool, a sexier Doctor.”, Neil said in an interview with Variety.

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It’s possible that Gatwa’s Doctor is gay if Neil Patrick Harris, who worked on the 60th-anniversary specials, isn’t just guessing. As Eric Effiong on Sex Education, Gatwa has previously portrayed him as a homosexual. Harris is said to be taking on the part of The Toymaker. It is played by Michael Gough in the original Doctor Who series.

While the specifics of Neil Patrick Harris’ part in the film are yet to be revealed, he released a photo of himself in character, complete with a leather apron, glasses, a curly wig, and a scowl. While discussing his part, Harris remarked, “I’ll do my hardest to do my worst.”

The episodes featuring Harris will be released in the year 2023 as a part of the show’s 60th anniversary.

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