Jodie Whittaker (the Thirteenth Doctor) features on the cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly to celebrate her upcoming appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. This issue contains an exclusive interview from the set of the new series with Whittaker, plus companions Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill and Bradley Walsh, as well as incoming head writer Chris Chibnall. The magazine has also received first dibs at the photos from the new series featuring the Thirteen Doctor. You can view this pictures in EW’s video below. To see the full size version follow the link to EW Website.
In this exclusive interview with Clark Collins of EW, the first female actress cast in the iconic role of the Doctor, Jodie Whittaker talked about thrills and fears of her new job. “There’s no rules, and it’s liberating,” she says. “But it’s equally terrifying.” She also had a chance to let us know what Thirteen’s catch-phrase would be. “My two go-to words are ‘Brilliant!’ and ‘Ace!’” says Whittaker. We wlll have to see if there is an opportunity for the Doctor to remember a very special ‘Ace’.
Collins was also able to chat with showrunner and lead writer, Chris Chibnall. Chibnall commented on how it was the right time for a female Doctor. “I just felt the time was right.” He elaborated on his reasons for casting Whittaker, “I think if the show hadn’t done it, we would have been behind the world, and Doctor Who has got to be out front leading the world, and being a great example of all the amazing things that are in the world. So, it wasn’t even a question in my mind.”
The article cover more details from the set including some discussions with Whittaker’s co-stars Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill and Bradley Walsh. To read the full article visit EW.com or purchase the magazine at a newstand near you.
Doctor Who at SDCC
Jodie Whittaker can be seen at this year’s San Diego Comic Con at the Doctor Who panel. BBC America event will also feature companions, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, the show’s executive producer Matt Strevens and showrunner Chris Chibnall. It will take place on Thursday 19th July at 11:45am – 12:45pm PT (7:45pm – 8:45pm BST) in Hall H.
Also, Jodie Whittaker will also be joining Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass. The panel hosted by EW’s Jessica Shaw will chat with the women who have the power to redefine the rules. Also on the panel are Chloe Bennet (Agent of Shield), Regina King (Watchman), Camila Mendes (Riverdale) And Amandla Stenberg (The Darkest Mind). The panel will be held on Saturday 21st July, in Hall H at 4pm.
Both panels will feature Q&A with the stars and the creative team of the new series. Based on previous years, the team is expected to show some highly anticipated clips of the new series of Doctor Who – although this hasn’t been announced.
Doctor Who Series 11 will air this autumn on BBC America in the US and BBC One in the UK, starring Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, with Tosin Cole as Ryan, Mandip Gill as Yasmin, and Bradley Walsh as Graham.