Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker Applauded by Sam Heughan for the Role

By M. Grace, July 17, 2017 23:07 PM

Jodie Whittaker(Wikimedia Commons)

This weekend, BBC announced that actress Jodie Whittaker will be taking over as the 13th Doctor Who, the first female to take on the lead role.

"I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet," Whittaker said in a statement."It's more than an honour 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."

The first one to applaud the casting was the "Outlander" actor Sam Heughan, who took to his Twitter account and posted "Great casting!" about the series.

Whittaker said that it was her ultimate dream to play pretend a character in the truest form. She added that it feels very overwhelming as she was the first woman to be in that role.

"It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you're told you can and can't be," she said."It feels incredible."

The showrunner of the show, Chris Chibnall said that after months of conversations, lists, recalls and auditions, they are very much happy to welcome Jodie Whittaker to be the 13th Doctor Who.

"I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away," the showrunner said. "Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way."

Moreover, the Director of BBC content, Charlotte Moore is very positive regarding the new take of the series and added that the nation will fall in love with Jodie Whittaker.

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