Steven Moffat: Missy helped pave the way for a female Doctor Who

Michelle Gomez

Jodie Whittaker is heading to work soon to start filming her first full run of Doctor Who, taking on the title role that she’ll inherit this Christmas. And in a new interview recorded at the recent Edinburgh TV Festival, outgoing Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat has been chatting about how the cast of Michelle Gomez as Missy/The Master helped pave the way.

“I suppose we’ve been heading in this direction for a while with the Master becoming a woman”, he said. “I always thought the moment the Master became a woman, the Doctor would never allow that to stand without have a go at the same!”

Moffat is a big fan of Jodie Whittaker’s casting as the 13th Doctor, and he added that “never mind the fact everyone’s talking about how it’s a woman – it’s Jodie Whittaker! That’s the great thing. Jodie Whittaker, one of the best actors of her generation, is playing the Doctor!”

You can see the full clip with Steven Moffat right here…