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David Tennant artfully points out that gender doesn't matter in Doctor Who

David Tennant artfully points out that gender doesn't matter in Doctor Who”

Firstly, the actor pointed out the obvious, which is that whenever a new Doctor's chosen, there's always some sort of backlash.

Tennant didn't reveal what he'd said to Whittaker during their conversation, but he did add that he's got high hopes for her Doctor.

Speaking to Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show" on Wednesday (09.08.17), David said: '"Sure, Jodie is from a different gender than anyone who's gone before, but that will be irrelevant nearly immediately when she takes the part". "Well, you know, she's been on Broadchurch for three seasons, so I know her very well".

Naysayers have questioned Jodie's appointment but Tennant admitted a throng of Who fans berated him when he was first announced, because he was "a weasel-y looking guy".

Hours before the first episode broadcast, Whittaker said of her character, Cath Hardacre: "I love the fact that her choices are quite morally dubious - they certainly aren't black and white". Who's this? I like the last guy.

"Sure, Jodie is from a different gender than anyone who's gone before, but that will be irrelevant nearly immediately when she takes the part", he said. This is not gonna work for me. I resign from the internet.' There was a lot of that. "That happens every time because its a show that has very enthusiastic followers".

He said what's important is finding the "right performer at the right time".

"That is fantastic", laughs Whittaker, as she sees cosplayers wearing the coat with hoodie that she wore in the reveal video.

Watch Tennant discuss Doctor Who with Colbert in the clip above.



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