The BBC has announced the next Doctor in Doctor Who will be — for the first time in its 54-year history — a woman, Jodie Whittaker from Broadchurch.
But the 13th Doctor is here to ask fans not to fear her gender in a really moving interview with the BBC.
Asked how it feels to be the first woman to get the lead role in one of the most beloved sci-fi shows in history, Whittaker said:
What do you want to tell the fans?
Jodie: “I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time…”
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“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.”
Whittaker, who will take over the TARDIS from Peter Capaldi this December, said it was “nerve-racking” to keep the secret.
“I’ve embroiled myself in a whole world of lies which is going to come back at me when this is announced!” she added.
Good luck Jodie!