Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker on “the defining moment” of her life

Jodie Whittaker finally took the keys to the TARDIS on Christmas Day, as she become the brand new Doctor Who. She’s been filming series 11 of the show too, which premieres in the autumn, and production is set to get up and running again shortly following its Christmas break.

Whittaker has given a new interview to Total Film magazine too, in which she’s been talking about being cast as the Doctor. And she admits that “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”, she added. “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”.

“It’s amazing to be a milestone”, she said, “but how wonderful if it wasn’t, if it was just accepted, embraced … hopefully when other people grow up, it’s not so much of a surprise”.

The full interview is in the new issue of Total Film, that’s on sale now. Doctor Who returns in the autumn.

Total Film