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Exclusive – Loki star says she “wouldn’t turn her nose up” at playing a Time Lord as fans make Doctor Who comparisons

Fans compared Loki's third episode to Doctor Who, and it turns out Lady Loki herself wouldn't mind stepping into the TARDIS.

Published: Monday, 28th June 2021 at 3:31 pm

The third episode of Loki saw Tom Hiddleston's god of mischief (sort of) bond with his female variant Sylvie, aka Lady Loki or potentially the Enchantress.


The third entry to the six-part series offered a dramatic shift in tone, pacing and set design as the pair time-jumped to the soon-to-be-destroyed planet of Lamentis. Many fans were quick to point out the similarities between the third episode and Doctor Who, which often features time-travel, would-be buddies and planets on the brink of total annihilation.

And Sophia Di Martino, who plays Sylvie in the Disney Plus series, agrees.

"I see what they mean [about the episode] – the duo, as well," she told "We're each other's companion!"

When asked if she could she see herself as the Doctor, or maybe even the Master, she said: "I wouldn’t turn my nose up at it. But I haven’t really given it much thought, to be honest. I haven’t read any of that stuff."

With rumours that Jodie Whittaker will be leaving Doctor Who after its upcoming thirteenth series gaining track, anything is possible.

Di Martino added: "It’s exciting, though. I just like that people, you know, have all these theories, and are being inspired by Loki. It’s great to watch.

"[Episode 3] was almost like doing a play. You really got to get onto a deeper level, into their sort of banter, their relationship, and how that is changing. And it was also really refreshing just to do some proper dialogue scenes, because up until that point, I think I’d just been beating people up.

"So it was really great to really get in there, and do some character work with the two of them."


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