Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker says she’s taking the accountability of teaching her successor, Ncuti Gatwa, very significantly for his run on the collection.
Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker has been giving her successor, Ncuti Gatwa, in depth recommendation for his flip because the Doctor.
“Luckily, enough time had passed between finishing shooting and finding out about the new Doctor for me to just feel pure excitement about it. It’s inspired casting. He’s gonna smash it,” Whittaker stated of Gatwa in an interview with Empire. “Unfortunately for Ncuti, he gave me his number. So he’s getting eight-minute monologues from me on WhatsApp.”
It was introduced in May that Gatwa would take over as The Doctor for Season 14, a job held by Whittaker since 2018. “Ncuti dazzled us, seized hold of the Doctor and owned those TARDIS keys in seconds,” showrunner Russel T. Davies stated about Gatwa’s efficiency. “It’s an honour to work with him, and a hoot, I can’t wait to get started.” Davies, who will probably be taking on as showrunner from Chris Chibnall for the fourteenth season, is credited with reviving BBC’s cult, sci-fi drama in 2005. He served as showrunner till Steven Moffat took the reigns in 2009.
Whittaker Takes Gatwa Under Her Wing
Whittaker premiered because the thirteenth Doctor, and the primary girl to play the position, in 2018. She and Chibnall, who additionally joined the collection in 2018, introduced in July 2021 that they might each hand over the keys to the TARDIS with a trio of specials airing in fall 2022. Chibnall stated in a press release that he and Whittaker “made a ‘three series and out’ pact with each other at the start of this once-in-a-lifetime blast.”
“In 2017 I opened my glorious gift box of size 13 shoes,” Whittaker stated upon the announcement of her departure. “I could not have guessed the brilliant adventures, worlds and wonders I was to see in them. My heart is so full of love for this show, for the team who make it, for the fans who watch it and for what it has brought to my life.”
The Doctor Who Centenary Special, titled “The Power of the Doctor,” will mark the tip of Whittaker’s run because the titular hero and her Regeneration, whereas introducing Gatwa, who would be the first homosexual Doctor. While Whittaker has not too long ago said that she will be able to’t discuss her impending Regeneration scene “without crying, she also assured fans that the 90-minute special will be “one for the Whovians.” The Centenary Special is not going to solely see Whittaker’s Regeneration however will probably be filled with nostalgia, together with the return of fan-favorite characters in addition to some iconic villains from the collection.
Doctor Who‘s “The Power of the Doctor” will premiere someday in October.