First Ever Female ‘Doctor Who’ Announced
We’ve got our new Doctor Who, and he’s actually a she! Jodie Whittaker is the 13th actor, and first female, to take on the role of the time lord in “Doctor Who.”
In an interview with Variety she said, “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey…with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”
“Doctor Who” first debuted in 1963, but its current version goes back to a 2005 reboot. Whittaker is replacing Peter Capaldi who has been in the role since 2013. His final episode is will air on Christmas Day.
No word yet on when Whittaker will make her debut.
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