Freema Agyeman has said that she hadn’t anticipated the racist abuse she received for being the first black companion on Doctor Who.
The British actor played Martha Jones in the BBC sci-fi series opposite David Tennant’s Doctor, following Billie Piper’s departure from the show.
Martha, who is in love with the Doctor, eventually leaves the Tardis of her own accord, with Agyeman returning for a number of episodes in the following series after joining Torchwood.
Agyeman continued: “What I didn’t anticipate – and maybe I was naive – was the racism from certain sectors of the fanbase.
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