Every actor who signs on to play The Doctor knows that their time in the TARDIS is limited, and after three seasons and several specials, Jodie Whittaker will soon bid farewell to the iconic Time Lord in the upcoming Doctor Who: The Power of The Doctor.
The 90-minute episode will see the first female incarnation of the legendary sci-fi character "regenerate" into the fourteenth iteration of The Doctor, who will be played by Sex Education actor Ncuti Gatwa. While chatting to Empire, Whittaker discussed her final adventure and what sounds like an emotional send-off.
“It’s one for the Whovians. It’s a huge treat if you’re a proper fan. It’s got all the iconic things that you associate with Doctor Who. It’s massive. I love the dialogue Chris wrote for my regeneration,” she adds. “It captures my Doctor beautifully. It’s simple, epic and beautiful.”
It's never easy for fans to say goodbye to a beloved take on The Doctor, and Whittaker clearly felt the weight of the moment. “When I could see the crew was happy with that last shot, that’s when my bottom lip started going,” she recalls. “I was like, ‘Well, they can’t say they need another take now because I’ve f*cking lost it!’”
Check out a new image from The Power of the Doctor at the link below.
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