The Globe and Mail-
Jodie recently had an interview with Canadian press The Globe and Mail. Sadly I cannot embed the video but you can view it here and you can view the stunning photoshoot she done as well. Enjoy
Written by admin on October 13 2018
The Globe and Mail-
Written by admin on October 11 2018
Let’s get one thing out of the way: Jodie Whittaker is the first woman to take on the role of the Doctor in the British television staple Doctor Who, a pivot in the historically male casting that’s 55 years in the making. But we don’t talk about that much when the newly minted Time Lord visits Bustle HQ during her whirlwind NYC press tour. While it’s an admittedly huge step for the franchise to finally hand the TARDIS over to a woman, there’s so much more to celebrate and analyze about the new season (which kicked off Oct. 7 and airs every Sunday on BBC America) and its new star.
But if you’re a little confused by the terms “Time Lord” and “TARDIS” or unsure how exactly to jump in to a series that aired its first episode back in 1963, know that Doctor Who’s rich history is based on reinvention: the arrival of a new Doctor always starts a new chapter in the series, which makes for easier entry. The idea of presenting a fresh start was heartening to Whittaker, who was new to the fandom when she decided to throw her hat in for the part.
“I’m a new Whovian, and I’m new to this whole world,” she says. Thankfully, being a die-hard fan is not a prerequisite for joining the cast. The show’s eponymous character literally regenerates every season, meaning each new version of the character — Whittaker is officially No. 13 — is unique in personality and appearance while retaining the same memories. “Doctor Who celebrates change and inclusivity and regeneration, and that has to be for all,” she says. “It can’t just be for people that know it.”
It’s a little surprising that, unlike several past Doctor actors, Whittaker didn’t grow up following the show and idolizing the time-traveling alien who picks up strays and shows them the universe. Because despite a schedule packed with appearances — including premiering her first episode in front of 5,000 people at New York Comic-Con — she’s all friendly energy and excitement on this Friday morning, much like her incarnation of the character. And, also like the Doctor, Whittaker immediately makes herself at home. The first thing she does when she steps into our studio is make a beeline to the computer’s Spotify to pull up some music for the shoot (it’s electronic artist Pete Tong, whom she raves about between the photographer’s flashes).
I think to limit it to a sci-fi genre in its label does it a disservice because it’s its own genre, in a way.
Written by admin on October 08 2018
Screencaps from Jodie’s amazing debut episode of Doctor Who have been added to the gallery! What did you all think of the episode? I loved it! I cannot wait to next weeks episode. Enjoy viewing the screencaptures.
Written by admin on October 05 2018
USA TODAY-British actress Jodie Whittaker was hardly a familiar face, at least not until recently.
“Being recognized on the street was maybe (like), ‘Oh I think I know who that is,’ or being kind of looked at in a quizzical fashion, ‘Did we go to school together?’” Whittaker says.
But after the BBC anointed her as the first woman ever to step into the iconic lead role on “Doctor Who” in July 2017, that all changed.
“It’s strange to have someone know exactly who you are and at what point they’re going to be seeing you play this role,” she says, just two days before her first full episode as the Doctor in BBC America’s season premiere (1:45 p.m. EDT/10:45 a.m. PDT, and 8 EDT/PDT).
“It’s a wonderful thing, but (it) can be quite overwhelming at times to know that no matter how many Doctors there will be, I’ll still be one. It’s a job for life in a way that no other is.”
Despite all the trappings, baggage and pressure that comes with the role, Whittaker is remarkably chill about her big debut.
“I wanted to approach it like I approached any job,” she says. “I think this is one of the first times I’ve been able to bring what is my in-between-scenes personality, which is a very different thing. I talk a lot and I jump from subject to subject and I love the physical energy required of this role, and it bleeds into life.”
She added that playing the Doctor can help actors discover things about themselves. “You can find yourself playing the Doctor,” she says.
Whittaker and new “Doctor Who” head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall caught up with USA TODAY to talk inclusion, monsters and whether the Doctor can actually remember that she’s a woman.
Question: Your casting meant a lot to me. How has it been over the last year hearing from fans? Is it overwhelming?
Jodie Whittaker: It’s been incredibly exciting knowing we’ve got a huge fan base before we’ve put in an ounce of work. It’s all over the world, and the response being mostly euphoric was excellent. … And now, being able to share all this hard work with all the fans and potentially new fans, it’s a long time coming and we’re really, really excited by it.
Q: The casting was announced just a few months before the #MeToo movement kicked off. Does the new era we’re living in change your perception of the significance of the role?
Whittaker: During the year it felt as if this was a timely moment. … The thing about it is it goes with the package, it starts a conversation.
Q: The Doctor often travels to the past. How will you deal with the her going to historically sexist eras? Will that change how the Doctor is perceived as she travels?
Chris Chibnall: Yes, we will go into historical eras. When we get to the third episode you’ll see us in–
Whittaker: You’re not allowed to say that!
Chibnall: I can’t remember what I’m allowed to say at this point! … When we go into history we will be obviously dramatizing the appropriate reactions to the Doctor in that time, so it’s not going to be ignored.
Whittaker: No it’s not. … There’s a conversation around it, as (there) should be. (But) the gender quickly becomes irrelevant, because the Doctor is the Doctor. But what is great is other people’s or other worlds’ reactions to that, reminders that it would be relevant at certain moments. But it certainly isn’t every scene. It’s not for me and you walking through life, so it certainly shouldn’t be for the Doctor.
Chibnall: If this doesn’t sound a strange response to that, it’s also a great opportunity for unexpected humor. How the Doctor reacts to people reacting to her differently when she’s in historical periods. … Often the Doctor forgets that she’s a woman. So there are points where people are responding to her and she goes, “Oh, OK. I’ve got to get used to that.”
More: Jodie Whittaker is glorious as the first female Doctor in full ‘Doctor Who’ trailer
It’s been awhile since the Doctor has had three companions (played by Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh). Why did you make that call?
Chibnall: Well I always wanted a gang of people in the TARDIS, I love that, and also what’s interesting to me in the show is how you explore different personalities, different relationships, different (emotions) across the course of a series. … And I just felt like the show hadn’t done that for a long time. Plus it’s sort of going back to the very, very, very original DNA of ‘Doctor Who,’ which had three (companions) in the TARDIS, and I wondered what would be like if you applied that to 2018.
I knew that I wanted it to be a really diverse group, I wanted it to be as inclusive of everybody in the world as possible. I want every viewer to feel like they’ve got access points and somebody they can relate to or somebody like them or somebody they know. And I think I wanted a good age range as well. You just start to put it together a bit like a jigsaw puzzle.
This season we’re getting all new monsters for the Doctor to face, as opposed to other seasons that have brought back classic villains like the Daleks. Why is that?
Chibnall: One of the great joys of “Doctor Who” is new monsters. There is a whole universe out there of creatures and villains and monsters that we haven’t seen yet. I wanted Jodie’s Doctor, and the generation of viewers who will watch and the generation of viewers who will join with Jodie and this gang, to have their own monsters with some surprises in there. And (I wanted) the antagonists in every story to resonate with the world now, the world we live in now in small ways or big ways. And I wanted to show the range of what we could do, really. I also think it keeps up mystery. Lots of “Doctor Who” storytelling is about what is the monster and what do they want and what are they doing and how do we stop them, and this felt like a really good time to do it.
Not to say we won’t do it in the future, because I am as big a fan of the show as anyone. So it’s really tempting to go, “Ooh let’s go and bring back the Kraals,” or something, but there’s also new things to explore. (It’s) the biggest toy box in television.
What part of being the Doctor that you were most excited about?
Whittaker: The freedom of expression. With the Doctor, there’s no etiquette constraints, there’s no social expectations because she’s an outsider continually, but (someone) who is always passionately learning and never abusing her hindsight to judge.
Written by admin on October 05 2018
Jodie appeared on AOL Build in New York today, I’ve added images to our gallery enjoy viewing them. 🙂 I have also included videos of her interview that AOL Build have shared on their Youtube Channel.
Written by admin on October 04 2018
Jodie made her american late night television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, I’ve added images of her arriving&appearing on the program, enjoy. Be sure to follow the sites twitter account for more updates @JWhittakerFan
Written by admin on October 03 2018
HQ Episode stills of Jodie’s first episode as the Thirteenth Doctor entitled “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” have been added to the gallery, enjoy! (Don’t forget Doctor Who airs Sunday October 8 @ 6:45pm on BBC One)
Written by admin on October 03 2018
Jodie was on This Morning this week (October 2) I have added images to our gallery big thanks to Sara for sending the photos our way, enjoy viewing them. Be sure to follow our twitter @JWhittakerFan for more updates!