She apologises for all the speculation that her co-star got earlier this year.
Jodie Whittaker is glad that she can finally reach out to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and apologise for all the 'Doctor Who' rumours she had to deal with in the run-up to the announcement of the thirteenth Doctor. Jodie was so under scrutiny that she couldn't so much as text her friend.
Jodie Whittaker snapped outside the ITV studios
The BBC always like to keep the identity of the next Doctor super secret until the right moment, which put a lot of pressure on Jodie Whittaker when she was told she was to take over from Peter Capaldi. She opened up about her big secret to Dermot O'Leary on BBC Radio 2 and apologised to her 'Broadchurch' co-star.
Tennant, who played Doctor Who for five years until 2010, was asked about Whittaker's appointment by US chat show host Stephen Colbert.
Amid the backlash from some quarters against the casting of a female Doctor Who, the BBC sci-fi show’s former star David Tennant has backed the newly announced Jodie Whittaker, saying that her gender will be “irrelevant almost immediately” when she makes her debut.
The 46 year old actor, who played the Time Lord between 2005 and 2010, chatted with American talk show host Stephen Colbert on ‘The Late Show’ on Thursday (August 10th). He said that although Whittaker’s appointment was the first time a woman has played the Doctor, the character has never been of any fixed gender, so a male actor is as relevant to the part as a female one.
“Whenever the Doctor changes, there’s a backlash,” Tennant explained. “Sure, Jodie is from a different gender – but that will be irrelevant almost immediately when she takes the part. It’s about finding the right performer at the right time, and that’s Jodie without a doubt.”
The actress has always only ever wanted to "play pretend".
Almost a month ago now, 'Doctor Who' fans found out that Jodie Whittaker would become the first female-bodied Doctor in the show's on-screen history. It was a move that was met with a little criticism by those who don't think a female should play the character, but one that was widely respected and accepted by many. They are after all watching a television series about a time-travelling alien...
Jodie Whittaker is Doctor 13 in 'Doctor Who'
Since the announcement, Whittaker has been keeping a low profile. Not on social media, fans have been waiting to hear from the star and now, she's finally opened up a little about the moment she found out she would be fronting one of the biggest sci-fi television shows the world has ever seen.
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Jodie Whittaker's incarnation of the Doctor could called for 'girl on girl'.
With the new Doctor Who becoming a woman for the first time, there are rumours that there may be some sexual fluidity for the first time too. It certainly makes sense; while the Timelord's biological make-up changes with each regeneration, the memories of lost loves always stays the same.
Jodie Whittaker at the British Independent Film Awards
We know that the Timelord civilisation is far more advanced than mankind; as the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) mentioned in 'World Enough and Time' when he blasted gender stereotypes; so there's no reason why the Doctor can't be totally bisexual too. Michelle Gomez, who plays Missy (formerly the Master), hinted at as much recently when talking about the arrival of Jodie Whittaker.
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The former Tardis traveller suggested a female Doctor Who would mean boys no longer had a role model
Like it or loathe it, the latest Doctor Who incarnation is a woman and has got a lot of people talking - including previous actors who stepped inside the Tardis at some point during its run.
Peter Davison has come out in defence of his Doctor Who comments
However, some opinions have caused more of a backlash than others and former Doctor, Peter Davison, has suggested he will now quit Twitter over his own comments about the gender change of the titular character.
Kris Marshall may have missed out on the main role, but he could yet feature as Jodie Whittaker's assistant.
Having been pipped to the post of the role as the next ‘Doctor Who’ by Jodie Whittaker when the BBC made its big reveal last weekend, Kris Marshall could reportedly yet land a place in the Tardis as the next Doctor’s assistant.
The 44 year old English actor had been the bookies’ favourite to be named as Peter Capaldi’s successor after he steps down after the upcoming Christmas special. However, the BBC confirmed on Sunday that the 13th Doctor would be 35 year old Whittaker, one of the stars of ‘Broadchurch’, who would be the first woman to play the Time Lord.
However, despite his disappointment at missing out on the title role, new reports suggest that former ‘Death In Paradise’ and ‘My Family’ star Marshall could be in line to be the new Doctor’s companion.
Here's what the Twelfth Doctor thinks about the Thirteenth Doctor.
For those still whining about the prospect of having a female Doctor in 'Doctor Who', it's time to shut up because Peter Capaldi has just given Jodie Whittaker his official seal of approval. We all know that she's an amazing choice, but this just confirms it.
Peter Capaldi promoting 'Doctor Who'
Nobody complained when The Master returned as Missy; why would you when she was being portrayed by the indomitable Michelle Gomez? So perhaps it's time sexist 'Doctor Who' fans out there afforded Jodie Whittaker that same courtesy. After all, Peter Capaldi has no doubts that she will be a memorable incarnation of this timeless Time-Lord.
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The 'Broadchurch' actress will debut in the role this coming Christmas Day.
It's official: Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor in BBC sci-fi series, 'Doctor Who'! There have long been rumours of the first female Doctor coming to the small screen, but with new showrunner Chris Chibnall on board, they've at last become a reality. The actress will be taking over from current Doctor, Peter Capaldi, who will star in his final episode this Christmas Day. See the new Doctor reveal in the Facebook post below:
Hailing from Huddersfield, Whittaker is perhaps best known for her role in ITV crime drama series 'Broadchurch', which just so happened to be created by new 'Who' showrunner, Chibnall! On the show she played Beth Latimer, the mother of murdered child Danny Latimer, and gave an incredible performance.
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Jodie Whittaker - A host of British television stars were photographed on the red carpet at The National Television Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st January 2015
With jobs for submarine operators steadily beginning to dwindle, an entire sea crew find themselves without jobs. Captain Robinson (Jude Law) has been so committed to the job for so long, that the rest of the world has moved on without him. With his family gone, Robison is turned on to the reports of a Nazi U-boat abandoned at the bottom of the Black Sea. After assembling a crew of half British and half Russian sailors, they set of in search of the gold stash - a stash which will be shared equally amongst them, making them all multi-millionaires. But when the idea starts to circulate that fewer men mean larger shares, the bleak isolation leads to horror and greed, with no possibility of escape.
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While this submarine adventure starts out as a brainy thriller with superior production design, it eventually gives in to the demands of the genre: silly plotting and corny melodrama. Screenwriter Dennis Kelly never remotely tries to sell the two big events that cause considerable mayhem for everyone on-screen, so both feel sudden and contrived. At least the cast is sharp enough that the audience is willing to go with it.
It opens in recession-gripped Scotland. After being sacked from the steelworks, Robinson (Jude Law) teams up with fellow unemployed pal Blackie (Konstantin Khabenskiy) to reclaim their dignity by salvaging Nazi gold from a sunken sub in the Black Sea. With finance arranged by Daniels (Scoot McNairy), they assemble a team of Brits and Russians who immediately start re-enacting the Cold War in the rusty Soviet-vintage submarine they'll be using for their heist. Crewmates include a psycho diver (Ben Mendelsohn), a wheezy veteran (David Threlfall) and an 18-year-old (Bobby Schofield) with nothing better to do. But as they skulk along beneath the Russian Fleet, tempers flare and threaten to undermine their mission. Getting their hands on the gold is one thing; making it home alive might be even trickier.
Director Kevin Macdonald keeps the film fast-paced and tense, as the biggest peril this crew faces is in the fiery interaction between themselves. Arguments, paranoia and mistrust lead to violence, which in turn causes a series of problems that threaten the lives of everyone on board the submarine. Frankly, this seems rather far-fetched for a team of supposedly elite mercenaries who know that they need to look out for each other if they have any hope of accomplishing the mission. And with some major plot twists along the way, the story begins to feel like a collection of increasingly implausible obstacles these resourceful men need to overcome.
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