BEHOLD: The New Doctor is a Woman for the First Time!

Ladies and gentlegeeks, meet the new Doctor!

Jodie Whittaker, best known for her roles in Broadchurch Venus and Attack the Block, will be taking over as the Doctor over Peter Capaldi in December this year!

In an interview with the BBC, the actor said:

It’s more than an honour, it means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

When asked about what she thinkgs about being the first female doctor, she said:

“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. It feels incredible.”

“I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.”

[Via Buzzfeed]

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One Response to BEHOLD: The New Doctor is a Woman for the First Time!

  1. A spoilerfree headline (that the Doctor will be a woman) or “continue reading after the jump” or something would’ve been nice. Thanks :/

    Making the Doctor a woman is a choice many saw long time coming. Jodie is a good choice for this role. Congrats to her! Let’s see what she brings to the table and the writing doesn’t suck. But if Broadchurch is of any evidence she will be great and the writing won’t suck ;)