Jodie Whittaker Is Doctor Who's Next Doctor

17 Juillet, 2017, 18:43 | Auteur: Gregory Millet
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"It's not her job to fly the flag for all of womankind. the creatives have made the decision that part should be a woman and it's about time".

The 34-year-old actress, known for shows like Broadchurch, will be the five-decades long sci-fi series' Thirteenth Time Lord. "The nation is going to fall in love with Jodie Whittaker - and have lots of fun too!" "I can't control what people are saying about me but I can control how well I do the job and that's what I'm going to focus on' and not let the whirlwind of publicity derail you". It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope.

Jodie Whittaker has previously worked with actors and actresses who have appeared on Doctor Who, including the 10th Doctor himself, David Tennant, who played the lead detective in Broadchurch alongside Whittaker who played the role of a grieving mother, who lost her son under mysterious circumstances.

For those unfamiliar with Dr. Who, it's a long-running sci-fi series that centers on a Time Lord, the Doctor, whose spirit, memories, and soul are regenerated into different bodies every few years.

"I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender".

They are a distinguishing feature of a very distinguished face, and as they were our first indication of the Twelfth Doctor's persona, it seems suitable that they are celebrated appropriately. This is less about breaking the glass ceiling than it is a case of jumping the shark.

And it's 20 years - yes, 20 - since Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer was first hailed as a feminist icon.

Whittaker's appointment is Chibnall's first in the new gig. Indeed, if I could sum up this Doctor in one word, it would be cool and his incredible costumes convey this incarnation's elegant sense of style and fashion.

"So I think science fiction has given me the ability as an artist to be colour-blind, and gender-blind, and to imagine and reinvent myself and be the chameleon actors are supposed to be". The twin necessities of hilarity and dramatic prowess are a must for such a role - traits Whittaker has in spades. THIS. So cool and so deserved! His costumes From the sharp dark suit of Series 8 to the patched trousers and hoodies of Series 9, right through to the red velvet jacket and beyond, the Twelfth Doctor is a man of ever-changing outfits - all of them stylish and cool. I am, however, an out and proud fan of Capaldi's shades. Anna spends her days making films with her thumbs and generally lamenting the state of her life - giving Whittaker a chance to appropriately flex her funny bone.

Mackie told the BBC: 'It shouldn't be a big deal in the 21st Century.

And Whittaker's former Attack The Block castmate and current Star Wars superstar John Boyega has of course joined in. His best speech is from the Series 9 Zygon two-parter, in which he passionately rails against the follies of war and violence.