Kate O'Mara wants Doctor Who return

Kate O'Mara wants to reprise her role as villainess The Rani in 'Doctor Who' and admits she would still be prepared to pull on her leather trousers for the part

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Kate O'Mara

Kate O'Mara

Kate O'Mara wants to return to 'Doctor Who'.

The 74-year-old actress is keen to reprise her role as villainess The Rani, who she played in two episodes in 1985 and 1987, and insists she would still be prepared to don leather trousers to portray the evil scientific genius.

She told Digital Spy: "I would love to come back.

"I'm still very glamorous and so I won't disappoint, I hope! I'll still be wearing the tight leather trousers and high-heel boots, regardless of what age!

"That's what the fans are expecting, so that's what you've got to give them."

Kate thinks Whovians will welcome her back to the series, but is surprised older women are often portrayed as villainesses in shows.

She added: "If you put a much older woman in 'Doctor Who', they can identify with it.

"I think it's quite an interesting concept and if you remember things like 'Grimm's Fairytales', the older woman is often the villainess, often the terrifying figure - why I do not know, but often she is. I think it's an idea to be exploited.

"I'm a much older woman and there's a huge population of older people who, if they're watching television, they can't watch 'Hollyoaks'."

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