BBC Responds to Complaints of Casting Female as Next DOCTOR WHO
BBC is responding to complaints over casting a female actress as the next DOCTOR WHO. Over the weekend, the network announced the casting of 35-year-old Jodie Whittaker as the 13th actor to portray the iconic role. A note on the network's website reads:
"Some viewers contacted us unhappy that Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the new Doctor," a note on the BBC website reads. "Since the first Doctor regenerated back in 1966, the concept of the Doctor as a constantly evolving being has been central to the programme. The continual input of fresh ideas and new voices across the cast and the writing and production teams has been key to the longevity of the series. The Doctor is an alien from the planet Gallifrey and it has been established in the show that Time Lords can switch gender. Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor. She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor."Over the weekend, Whittaker commented in a statement: "It's more than an honor 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."
Check out the official casting announcement video below:
Source BBC website