Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker Advice For Ncuti Gatwa
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Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker Advice For Ncuti Gatwa

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BY October 18, 2022
On her way out from Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker gave some important advice to the next incarnation. Ncuti Gatwa will shortly take the role of the Fourteenth Doctor after Whittaker hands over the reins of the Thirteenth Doctor. As you might expect, taking on such a huge role is quite a big moment! Whittaker would know, as she was also the first woman to play the time-travelling Time Lord full-time. She’s played the Doctor since 2017 when Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor regenerated into her during Twice Upon a Time.Similarly, Gatwa will be the first Black actor to take the role full-time. This is after Jo Martin played the Fugitive Doctor for a few episodes. It’s amazing how, even after almost 60 years, the show is still breaking its own history!

In the next episode of Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker will bow out. The BBC is airing the episode, titled The Power of the Doctoron October 23rd as part of the BBC centenary specials. And what an episode it will be! So far, the episode will feature some of the Doctor’s greatest enemies. These include the Daleks, the Cybermen, and the Master. In order to battle these foes, some of the Doctor’s best companions join her. Namely, Ace and Tegan! Following this episode, the show will celebrate its own anniversary in 2023. The unknown special will mark 60 years of the science fiction show and will feature David Tennant and Catherine Tate reprising their roles as the Doctor and Donna Noble.

Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker Regeneration

Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker Image: BBC

Clearly, there’s a lot ahead for the show and Whittaker and some words of advice for the next Doctor. According to Whittaker, she met Gatwa at a Doctor Who event, and she shared some important things with him. In her own words:

“I’m certainly not giving that phenomenal actor any advice! He doesn’t need it from me: It’s yours to own and you’ve earned it.”

For a show this long, it’s a wonder how each incarnation has brought its own version of the lovable Time Lord. But they’ve managed to do it, all in a distinctive way! In Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker played a more bouncy and positive version of the Doctor than her predecessors. For example, Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor had quite a dark edge, whereas Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor had an immature front hiding a painful interior. Neither David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor nor Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor tried to hide the darkness they felt from the Time War.

So, we’re interested to see Gatwa’s take on this character – it’s sure to be a good one! Shortly after the Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker regeneration, we’ll meet one of “the Doctor’s greatest enemies,” played by Neil Patrick Harris. Unfortunately, it’s unclear which enemy Harris will play. However, he revealed that Gatwa’s take on the Doctor is “super cool” and “sexier” than before. How exciting!

How old is Ncuti Gatwa?

Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker Image: DigitalSpy

The idea of the Doctor appearing “sexier” and more youthful makes sense. After all, Gatwa will be the second-youngest actor to play the Time Lord. Currently, the youngest actor is Matt Smith, who was 26 years old when he took the role. Gatwa will be 29 when he becomes the Doctor, the same age as the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. In comparison, for Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker was 35 when she took the role.

Unfortunately, we don’t know much more about Gatwa’s take on the role. We know he’ll play the Fourteenth Doctor, and Russell T Davies will return as showrunner. But that’s it at the moment! You can catch the Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker regeneration episode on October 23rd.

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