The first female Doctor claims her character is “fizzing with wonder”!
With just a few months left before Doctor Who returns for it’s eleventh series all eyes are on former Broadchurch actress Jodie Whittaker to deliver another one-of-a-kind Doctor that will steal, and win, the hearts of Whovians everywhere. And there is no doubt that there are high expectations for the actress as this will be the first time in 55-years of Doctor Who that the beloved Doctor is a woman, instead of a man. That said, it appears Jodie Whittaker and her co-stars have a lot of confidence in the direction showrunner Chris Chibnall is taking the show.
Speaking in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Chris Chibnall, who also was the writer for BBC’s incredibly successful Broadchurch series, said Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor is “incredibly lively, she’s funny, she’s warm, she’s inclusive, she’s energetic. She’s the greatest friend you’d ever want to have as your guide around the universe.”
Jodie Whittaker had this to say in regards to what viewers can expect from her Doctor:
“Well, I would say that it’s hopeful and fizzing with wonder. I have absolutely shot myself in the foot for any ADR, because I get in there, and realize I speak at a hundred miles an hour. If a plane goes over I’m like, ‘Are you kidding?’ I’ve got to try and match that speech of ‘Di-didda-di-didda-di-didda’? But essentially I think the big theme is hope.”
As if that wasn’t enough to get you excited for the Thirteenth Doctor, co-star Mandip Gill, who plays the role of Yasmin, one of the Doctor’s newest companions, has said, “She has a similar energy to Matt Smith’s Doctor. Very high energy. Jodie has that about her Doctor.”
Doctor Who has been confirmed by BBC to return some time this upcoming fall with ten episodes in total.