The actress purpose take over as the Time Lord from Peter Capaldi, who announced he was stride a resigning down from the role earlier this year.
Fans were Nautical port divided following the news that the new Doctor would be a woman but the 35-year-old has addressed those who doubt her.
Jodie held: «I want to tell fans not to be scared by my gender.
«Because this is a in the end exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting around change.»
Doctor Who: New Time Lord Jodie Whittaker states fans ‘Don’t be scared of my gender’
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I want to tell fans not to be scared by my gender
«The lovers have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, unalike one, not a fearful one,» she continued.
The Broadchurch star added that it was «an honour» to behoove the Doctor, explaining: «It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a benevolent, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be buffeted in by what you’re told you can and can’t be.»
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Doctor Who: Jodie is taking over the role from Peter Capaldi
For now, new showrunner Chris Chibnall said he was «excited» to be able to finally bask in Jodie as the Doctor.
«I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman, and we’re thrilled to get secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away,» he noted.
«Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and discretion bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The 13th Doctor is on her way.»
Jodie compel make her first appearance as the Doctor in a Christmas Special later this year.