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Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 9:04PM EST
BBC told some staff the next Doctor Who would be a man to keep the Jodie Whittaker casting a secret
“We found out it would be Jodie the same time as everybody else, watching the Wimbledon final," says visual effects producer Louise Hastings, adding: “The BBC actually had us quote her first scene before we knew it was gonna be Jodie, via storyboards. And the storyboards had been drawn with a man as the Doctor, so that was a bit of a surprise!"
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 2:32PM EST
Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who will get a comic book series
Titan Comics will launch Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor comic book series based on the first female Doctor.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 2:12PM EST
Rosa Parks may make an appearance on Doctor Who
There's mounting evidence that Jodie Whittaker will meet the Civil Rights icon in an upcoming episode of the BBC series.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
BBC describes Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who as a “super-smart force of nature”
New material has the BBC promoting The 13th Doctor as “a super-smart force of nature, alongside a team of new and delightful characters. The show will be full of action and adventure, humour and thrills. An unmissable high-end drama everyone will enjoy.”
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
Jodie Whittaker made sure she got paid the same Doctor Who salary as Peter Capaldi
"It's an incredibly important time and the notion (of equal pay) should be supported,” the actress tell Digital Spy. "It's a bit of a shock that it's a surprise to everyone that it should be supported! I know I do not speak just on behalf of the women here, I speak on behalf of the men and the women.”
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker: “This is the defining moment of my life, I feel old enough for it”
“And I feel like I understand how important it is,” she tells Total Film, “and I’m so excited that the role models for young children, boys or girls … or teenagers, or adults, come in different forms. There’s nothing unattainable about me. I don’t look like I’ve been carved out of rock. I don’t sound like I’ve had the extraordinary glamour.”
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:01AM EST
Steven Moffat on why he avoided casting a female Doctor Who: “This isn’t a show exclusively for progressive liberals”
Moffat, whose tenure as Doctor Who boss ends this month, was asked in an interview with Radio Times why a female Doctor wasn’t tapped under his tenure, while his successor Chris Chibnall immediately picked Jodie Whittaker. Moffat said he didn’t want to alienate Brexit voters. “This isn’t a show exclusively for progressive liberals; this is also for people who voted Brexit,” he said. “That’s not me politically at all – but we have to keep everyone on board.”
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
Former Doctor Who Matt Smith would like to team up with current Doctor Jodie Whitaker
Why not? I’d come back,” Smith tells MTV. “Yeah, if the timing was right. I think we’ve gotta give a few years to Miss Whittaker to get the Tardis under her belt, as it were, and then yeah – one day.”
Posted Wednesday 11/22/17 at 2:00PM EST
Check out Jodie Whittaker filming Doctor Who
The first female Doctor was recently spotted climbing through a narrow opening in a fence with co-star Bradley Walsh.
Posted Friday 11/10/17 at 2:47AM EST
Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who looks like it takes inspiration from past Doctors
Whittaker’s bright look seems to be inspired by Tom Baker and Peter Davison — and not Robin Williams, as Joanna Robinson notes. Baker and Davison were consecutive Doctors from 1974 to 1984. Robinson adds that Davison serving as inspiration would be funny considering he wasn’t too keen on having a female Doctor Who. She also notes that it wasn’t too long ago, during the Matt Smith era, that the Doctor wore suspenders. Read another in-depth breakdown of Whittaker’s outfit. ALSO: Why does Whittaker’s Tardis look so different?
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 2:25PM EST
BBC shares the first look at Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who
Whittaker appears to be channeling earlier Doctors, who wore bright colors.
Posted Monday 10/23/17 at 7:10AM EDT
Meet Jodie Whittaker’s three new Doctor Who companions
Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole will join Whittaker when she becomes the 13th Doctor. ALSO: Doctor Who will return with a “feature-length” premiere next fall.
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 10:24PM EDT
Peter Capaldi praises Doctor Who successor Jodie Whittaker
“I saw what she’s done and she’s great, so I think it’s in really good hands,” he said at NYC Comic-Con. “I’m glad people were moved by the idea of her.” ALSO: Capaldi wanted a Jimi Hendrix-themed episode.
Posted Thursday 9/07/17 at 9:21PM EDT
Billie Piper says her Doctor Who character would absolutely be in love with a female Doctor
“Yehhhh she would….Jodie’s a babe,” the actress tweeted when asked about her Who character Rose Tyler.
Posted Tuesday 9/05/17 at 1:16PM EDT
Steven Moffat on Jodie Whittaker’s first Doctor Who scene: “She is already brilliant”
“I’ve seen Jodie’s first scene as the Doctor, and trust me we are in for a thrill ride. She is already brilliant,” he says. “In such a tiny moment, she’s given us the Doctor we’ve always known, but in, to say the least, a new way. We are in for a very exciting run.”