Pearl Mackie: Does Ambiguous Dating Status Makes Her Gay/Lesbian?
If anyone knows how to keep their dating life under the wraps, it's British Actress Pearl Mackie!
In doing so, Pearl - who's best known for her portrayal of the lesbian character Billy Potts in BBC One's Doctor Who - has added fuel to the gay rumors surrounding her. The fact that she's reluctant to speak on her rumored married life doesn't help her cause.
But with her revelation about her first ever boyfriend in a recent interview, her fans ears' seems to have perked up.
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An uprising actor of the entertainment world, Pearl Mackie's personal life is not as transparent as her work as no news regarding her love life has surfaced in the media till date. Pearl's social media accounts such as Instagram and Twitter also doesn't hint at any possible dating relationship.
It's also uncertain if the 31-year-old actress is, in fact, single or is hiding her love life away from the media. The low-keyness Pearl has in her life has undoubtedly helped to flourish the rumors of her being a secret lesbian, and the stories are more fortified by the lesbian role as Bill Potts which she played in the British Television series, Doctor Who.
Bill Pott was the first openly gay character in the show to have an onscreen lesbian romance. Pearl even talked about her role during the interview with The Guardian on 31st March 2017. She quoted that portraying a gay character should be regular in the 21st century as it could influence a lot of people.
"It shouldn’t be a big deal in the 21st century. It’s about time, isn’t it? That representation is important, especially on a mainstream show. It’s important to say people are gay, people are black – there are also aliens in the world, so watch out for them."
The actress with a half-West Indian ethnicity on her mother's side said that the character she played was not significant but her openness and comfortability on being a lesbian were substantial to the viewers. She added,
[Being gay] is not the main thing that defines her character – it’s something that’s part of her and something that she’s very happy and very comfortable with.
Furthermore, during the interview with Pink News on 15th December 2017, Pearl praised the writer of the Doctor Who was saying that the Bill character made a lot of impact on the audience. She even revealed that her character gave strength to people to come out of the closet.
“It was just part of who she was and not the most interesting part. For people to see a mixed-race woman, a woman of colour, being completely comfortable with being a lesbian on ais phenomenally important. People have come up to me and said that watching Bill helped them come out to their families. I didn’t anticipate that it would ever have that kind of impact."
Two months earlier in October 2017, at the stated publication award show, Pearl had reflected on the impact her lesbian character had on disenfranchised teenagers. She recounted:-
"I met a couple of young girls who were BAME, and [they] talked to me about how watching Bill on Doctor Who enabled them to come out and feel comfortable with their own sexuality. For me, that's a massive achievement."
At the said award show, she was honored with PinkNews Ally Award. Her allegiance to the gay rights activism hasn't gone unnoticed.
Pearl hold her PinkNews award in October 2017 (Photo:- digitalspy.com)
Though the South London raised artist can be seen openly speaking about her role in various interviews, she has not opened about her love life anywhere.
Since she has kept a tight guard over her romantic life and doesn't have a boyfriend to rubbish the lesbian rumors, it has given an opportunity to the speculators to doubt if she has a different sexual preference.
But can one be conjectured to be a lesbian for keeping mum about her love life?
It looks like all of Pearl's fans and followers have to wait until she openly talks about her relationship status or hints on any of her possible affair. And the situation hints that her married life with a husband seems to be a far-fetched dream but who knows she may surprise her fans too.
Rumored Gay Pearl Opens About Dating & First Boyfriend
The absence of a husband in her life doesn't mean that Pearl's a newbie to dating.
Pearl recreates her first date look for The Guardian (Photo:- Theguardian.com)
According to her September 2017 interview with The Guardian, she has been dating since she was 15. Interestingly enough, the first date became her first boyfriend. Talking about what the Room 101 actress had worn on her first ever date, she revealed,
"I used to wear jogging bottoms a lot when I was a teenager. I wore them on my first date when I was 15. He became my first boyfriend."
Apparently, Pearl and her yet-to-be-revealed former boyfriend dined at McDonald's and later sat in a park. She even described her romance with the first ever prospective husband as sweet.
The first cut is always the deepest!