At this point, you have probably heard the petitions already to have the 12th Doctor on “Doctor Who” be either a minority or a woman. Would it actually happen? All we do know at this point is that some recent comments made by the BBC suggest that they are still early in the casting process, and the talk of them “offering” the job to any one particular actor is probably premature.
Now, one of the names that was almost-hilariously put on the list of possible candidates is speaking out about what she thinks the show should do. Speaking in a new interview, Mirren was quick to balk at the idea of her ultimately being The Doctor in a future season. However, she was more than willing to make her opinion clear on how she feels that it is time for a female to step into the part:
“I think it’s absolutely time for a female Doctor Who. I’m so sick of that man with his girl sidekick. I could name at least 10 wonderful British actresses who would absolutely kill in that role.”
The truth is that it is unclear whether or not any women are being seriously considered, with some reported concerns being that it would be difficult to explain the change to children, and there is also the issue of what to make the Companion into. Some of the best relationships between a Doctor and a Companion have been the ones where there is some romantic tension.
Do you agree with Mirren’s comments that a woman should be The Doctor, are you for a male lead, or do you not really care one way or the other? If you want to read specifically what the BBC had to say in denying some of this gossip, you don’t have to look any further than the link here.
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