“Twice Upon a Time” may still be fresh in the minds of Whovians, but Jodie Whittaker is already looking to the future.
The incoming Time Lord, who’s poised to spearhead Doctor Who in the absence of Peter Capaldi, features in this newly-unveiled promo image for season 11. First spotted by Radio Times, the BBC initially rolled out the rather quaint pic via Twitter, replete with the caption, “looking to the future…”
Mind you, it’s presumably lifted from the same meadow photoshoot from late last year, when Whittaker’s costume was first unveiled. She’s already struck a chord with fans, too, thanks to her brief, yet memorable appearance in “Twice Upon a Time.” Also of note, Whittaker recently spoke to Doctor Who Magazine about honing her craft – specifically, the accent she’ll be using while portraying the famous Doctor.
All the Doctors’ voices have been different. There have been various dialects, and I knew coming into it that there wasn’t a rule that you had to speak a certain way. I auditioned in my accent, and at no point did anyone say to do anything different. In fact, they said, ‘Use your own voice.’
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Obviously, anyone who’s seen me knows that this isn’t the only voice I’m comfortable doing. If it hadn’t worked during the scenes in the audition process I’m sure they would have picked up on that immediately. So in a strange way I don’t know how much of an actual decision it was…I think it happened before I was even cast.
Rubbing shoulders with Yasmin (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole), and Graham (Bradley Walsh), Jodie Whittaker will next set foot in the TARDIS this fall. Doctor Who series 11 is already deep in production, too, and we’ll be bringing you more updates than you can shake a Sonic Screwdriver at over the coming weeks and months.