Jodie Whittaker says Doc Brown is her 'favourite Doctor'
10 October 2018 - 9:00 AM

Jodie Whittaker says Doc Brown is her 'favourite Doctor'

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Jodie Whittaker says Doc Brown from "Back To The Future" is her "favourite Doctor".

The 36-year-old actress has become the first woman to play the Time Lord in "Doctor Who", and she admitted the character of Emmett Brown - played by Christopher Lloyd in the science fiction blockbusters - was a driving force behind her performance.

Speaking to Vulture, she explained: "There's chaos and there's clarity. A childlike wonder and energy in a grown-up. Being a huge fan of the film, I adore that character.

"When I went in chatting with the ["premiere's director, I was like, I really love the way Doc Brown bounces around the set. He's never still, I want that freedom! I know it's TV and I know it's really quick, but I begged to not let him restrict me to static shots.

"I needed to move. This character has to be physically expressed from me. It's movement, not just cerebral. If it's articulated through my fingers or toes, I can do it. My memory of Doc Brown and what it evoked from my memory as a child was a great starting point for me. He's still my favorite Doctor! Oh God, Whovians will kill me for that answer."

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Meanwhile, the former "Broadchurch" star also opened up about who she'd like to work with from the show's past, including Billie Piper's alter ego Rose.

She added: "I'd love to work with Billie Piper. Rose was a brilliant character. I love what she brought to that role -- it was engaging and strong and vulnerable and dynamic. I'd like to meet Rose. And River Song!

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