After a tumultuous run filled with ups and downs and divisive plot developments, Jodie Whittaker’s tenure on Doctor Who is coming to an finish in lower than every week on the present’s centenary particular – “The Power of the Doctor” – and the long-running sci-fi collection is bidding Ncuti Gatwa welcome as the subsequent individual to choose up the sonic screwdriver and journey all of time and house in his Tardis.
Executive producer Chris Chibnall took over from Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi in 2017 and introduced Jodie on as the primary feminine actor to sort out the position in its 50-year historical past. Now, 4 seasons on and numerous adventures later, the Broadchurch alum is sort of able to regenerate and choose up her place within the wall of legendary thespians who’ve carried the two-thousand-year Last of the Time Lords for a short time in a practice that’s nearly as previous as tv itself.
Whittaker herself just lately mirrored on her unlikely journey in a chat with the official Doctor Who website, spilling the beans on what she’ll miss essentially the most in regards to the position.
“I’m not a method actor, I don’t stay in character between scenes, but I spent a lot of time before I played the Doctor doing quite emotionally traumatized roles,” she mentioned. “[With Doctor Who] there were four seasons, there was heartbreak, there was fear and there was loss, but my overriding emotion was excitement. I felt like the overriding thing the Doctor brought was curiosity and excitement.”
The actress continued by noting that her Doctor was lively and always operating into adventures.
“Obviously fear, rage, and all those things, but the thing that encapsulated my Doctor the most was that bouncing into things, and that really fed into my evening and my weekend and my year. I was very half-full all day every day, so it bleeds into life… So the reason I can gush so much about this job is because it wasn’t just happiness on set, it fed into everything. I feel like it’s knocked 15 years off me because I’ve been so energized because I had to be at work that it fed outwards and I’ll miss the energy of the Doctor.”
Whittaker could have presided over one of the vital controversial moments in all of Doctor Who historical past, however that at all times needed to do with the standard of the scripts and the nonchalance with which they retconned the present’s continuity. As far as Whovians see it, the Thirteenth was the most effective, and he’ll reside in our recollections lengthy after her run has come to a detailed.
You can catch “The Power of the Doctor” when it premieres on Oct. 23 throughout BBC platforms.