‘Doctor Who’ Star Jodie Whittaker Explains Why Playing the Doctor Is ‘Liberating’

‘Doctor Who’ Star Jodie Whittaker Explains Why Playing the Doctor Is ‘Liberating’

The 13th Doctor's costume was designed by Ray Holman (who previously designed the looks for Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi), with plenty of input from Whittaker. "All of this is new to me", Whitaker says in the trailer, in-between galaxy-hopping and time-traversing as this show tends to do. Sharon D Clarke is also playing a recurring character in the new series, which is the first for Chris Chibnall as head writer and executive producer.

But he does hint at "stories during the season where [her gender] does pop up again... there are new challenges for the Doctor". "The wonderful thing about playing the Doctor is I'm playing an alien, so all those rules [about how women are expected to act] are irrelevant to the approach", she explained. "And that's why this role will continue to be layered and fascinating to play".

Doctor Who certainly didn't waste its Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con 2018.

The other major news of the day was confirmation that Andrew Lincoln, one of the stars of The Walking Dead, would bow out after the show's upcoming Season 9, creator Robert Kirkman has confirmed.

"To me, the Doctor is a pillar of hope striving for brightness and inclusion", she responded, a theme that Chibnall picked up on. "It's just we're going on a different journey, in a different direction", she finished. Without much of a glimpse of Jodie, except for the last few seconds, the teaser dealt with the three Graham, Yasmin, and Ryan (played by Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, and Tosin Cole, respectively).

Doctor Who season 11 poster

"It was a big priority for us", Strevens said, with Chibnall adding that Doctor Who is also working with a trainee scheme in Cardiff offering opportunities to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The BBC has not announced a premiere date for the new 10-episode season of the show, which is one of its biggest worldwide hits.

Kirkman said Lincoln's decision to leave was personal and that he supported it; "This is somebody that I've known for nearly a decade, somebody that I love", Kirkman said.

One thing the entire Doctor Who team is very tight-lipped about is the TARDIS. We already said it, but it bears repeating: Jodie Whittaker is absolutely crushing her first Comic-Con. The main focus of the trailer were Doctor Who's three companions.

"She's whisked on an adventure with people who become her famlly". "This is the Doctor Who for the modern age".

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