New 'Doctor Who"' Star Hopes Fans Embrace A Female Time Lord
Jodie Whittaker is the first female to be cast as the lead role in the iconic BBC sci-fi series "Doctor Who." On Monday, Whittaker expressed her hopes that fans will embrace her entrance into the show and view it as a symbol of diversity.
In her first broadcast interview since the announcement, Whittaker told the BBC, "I hope, you know, my gender isn't a fearful thing for the fans." Fans and commentators have largely viewed her casting as a positive shift for the show.