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Simu Liu Reveals Co-Star Ncuti Gatwa Didn’t Even Tell ‘Barbie’ Castmates He Was New Doctor Who

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K.J. Yossman When it was revealed earlier this month that “Sex Education” star Ncuti Gatwa would be taking on the role of the new Doctor Who, the whole world was taken by surprise – including Gatwa’s “Barbie” castmates.Simu Liu, who is co-starring alongside Gatwa and Margot Robbie in the upcoming doll movie, revealed Gatwa kept his “Doctor Who” casting a secret for months, with the “Barbie” stars only learning of the news at the same time as the rest of the world.“[He] didn’t tell anyone a thing,” Liu said during a talk with “The Matrix Resurrections” star Jessica Henwick in London on Thursday evening as part of his book tour for his memoir “We Were Dreamers.” “And then all of a sudden over the weekend he was announced.

We came to work on Monday we were like ‘Dude, how long have you been holding this in for?’ And he’s like, ‘Two months.'” “I would have combusted,” Liu laughed, adding that the “Doctor Who” revelation had resulted in Gatwa having to hire protection. “He had to get security in and around not only his place of residence, but the places of residence of his entire family.”The “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star also admitted to the 700-strong audience (which included “The Wheel” host Michael Mcintyre and “Slow Horses” star Christopher Chung) that when he found out he’d scored the part of Shang-Chi in 2019 he hadn’t been able to keep the news secret for more than a few minutes.“I’m not a great secrets guy, when it comes to this stuff,” Liu recalled of the moment Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige called him to tell him he’d won the role. “[Kevin] was like, ‘We’re gonna fly you to Comic Con in San Diego in four days, just keep your mouth shut until then.

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