Sunday, July 16, 2017

The 13th Doctor Has Been Revealed!

Jodie Whittaker will be 13th Doctor Who and the first woman to get the role.

She succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took the role in 2013 and leaves in this year's Christmas special. She will make her debut on the sci-fi show when the Doctor regenerates in the Christmas Day show.

Whittaker had to this say about taking the role:
"I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet.  It's more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can't wait." 
It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you're told you can and can't be."

And she told fans not to be "scared" by her gender.
"Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change," she said, adding: "The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one."