Jodie Whittaker thinks it's 'brilliant' she's new Doctor Who
5 January 2018 - 5:00 PM

Jodie Whittaker thinks it's 'brilliant' she's new Doctor Who

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Jodie Whittaker thinks it's "f***ing brilliant" she's able to create a milestone for "Doctor Who".

The 35-year-old actress has become the first ever female to play the time-travelling alien in the sic-fi series and has admitted it's become a "defining moment" of her life because she wants to prove to the younger generation that role models come in "different forms."

Speaking to Total Film magazine, she said: "This is the defining moment of my life. I feel old enough for it. And I feel like I understand how important it is, 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. For me, knowing what I thought were my limitations as a person and an actor, because this industry is about, "You sound like this, you look like this"... but I'm normal. And that was exciting to [Broadchurch co-star and former Doctor] David [Tennant] - it was a superhero he could play. And now it opens it a little wider, to women as well. It's amazing to be a milestone, but how wonderful if it wasn't, if it was just accepted, embraced. I'm not dissing the moment - it's f***ing brilliant - but hopefully when people grow up, it's not so much of a surprise."

Jodie made her debut in the festive special last month and will appear later this year for the full series alongside Hollyoaks" Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and funnyman Bradley Walsh.

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The brunette beauty has taken over the role from Peter Capaldi - who played the Doctor for four years - while Chris Chibnall has become the new show runner following Steven Moffat's exit.

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