Cast­ing a fe­male Doc­tor Who is ‘ge­nius’

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

Jenna Cole­man, a for­mer “Doc­tor Who” com­pan­ion, says cast­ing a fe­male as the lead of the long-run­ning sci-fi se­ries is “ge­nius.” “Oh, I love it,” the ac­tress said Mon­day dur­ing a Tele­vi­sion Crit­ics As­so­ci­a­tion panel about her Mas­ter­piece se­ries, “Vic­to­ria.” Ear­lier this month, Jodie Whit­taker was an­nounced as the 13th of­fi­cial in­car­na­tion of the galaxy-hop­ping Time Lord who trav­els in a time ma­chine shaped like an old-fash­ioned Bri­tish po­lice tele­phone booth. Cole­man added that she thinks Whit­taker is “bril­liant and lovely” and she “can’t wait to hear” Whit­taker’s voice as the char­ac­ter. “It’s very ex­cit­ing times,” she said. On the BBC’s “Doc­tor Who,” the main char­ac­ter can re­gen­er­ate into new bodies, al­low­ing for end­less re­cast­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties. Cole­man played a “Doc­tor Who” com­pan­ion from 2012 to 2015.

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