'Doctor Who' Casts First-Ever Female as BBC Series' 13th Doctor

Barsaba Taglieri
Luglio 18, 2017

"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", she said.

The Broadchurch actress was announced as the new star of hit BBC drama in a much-anticipated advert for Doctor Who's new series, aired during a break in the Wimbledon finals.

Jodie Whittaker was revealed on Sunday as the thirteenth person to play the Doctor in the long-running British TV series Doctor Who.

"Doctor Who" was first made in 1963, but its current incarnation dates back to a 2005 reboot with Christopher Eccleston in the title role.

There were, of course (of course) detractors online who felt the need to criticize Trout's daughter, Trout herself and the very act of choosing a woman for the part, and we're not going to focus on that.

The clip sees Jodie obscured with a hood before she walks towards the TARDIS and shows her face, revealing her to be the next Doctor - how exciting! "I've been a fan for years and always hoped to work with her".

But who is Jodie Whittaker and what has she starred in before Broadchurch and Doctor Who?

"This is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change", she told the BBC. "The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one", she added.

That Chris refers to Chris Chibnall, who'll be stepping in as the series' new showrunner, following the departure of Stephen Moffat.

"After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we're excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor", Chibnall said in a statement of his own.

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