Later down this year, Peter Capaldi will depict Doctor Who one last time, the Christmas Special likewise marking Steven Moffat’s last episode.
As publicized, Jodie Whittaker will assume the iconic role, turning into the main lady to depict the Doctor. Addressing Entertainment Weekly at the San Diego Comic-Con, Capaldi uncovered the tips he gave to Whittaker after the declaration.
“I said just enjoy it because it’s absolutely incredible. She’ll be fabulous. It was lovely to speak to her and see how much affection and passion she has for the show. She’s going to be brilliant.”
Capaldi additionally talked a little about the forthcoming Christmas special, which will also feature David Bradley as the First Doctor, initially played by William Hartnell.
“That’s the first Doctor I remember. The show started when I was 5 years old, and I have this really distant memory of this strange, rather grumpy man in the TARDIS, but him being rather magical. For me, it was lovely. It was like full-circle.”
In the meantime, Steven Moffat has talked about the evident “backlash” from fans with respect to Whittaker’s casting, saying:
“There has been no backlash at all. The story of the moment is that the notionally conservative fandom has utterly embraced that change completely – 80 percent approval on social media, not that I check these things obsessively. And yet so many people wanted to pretend there’s a problem. There isn’t.”
Following the declaration, many places took pot-shots at the casting with the BBC itself brazenly reacting to the criticism. Regardless of this, it appears most of the people have eventually grasped news that Broadchurch star Whittaker will play the thirteenth version of the Time Lord.