Jodie Whittaker officially kicks off her first season of Doctor Who in the fall, and so far, former Who cast members have had nothing but positive things to say about her stepping into the role. David Tennant became the latest to shower the actress with praise, telling New Orleans' Wizard World Comic Con attendees that he believes she'll bring to Doctor Who Season 11 the same emotion she's shown in other roles, as well as some of her more personal charms.
David Tennant specifically mentioned Jodie Whittaker's performance as Beth Latimer in Broadchurch, which earned her several award nominations during the dark drama's run. Tennant would especially know how powerful her performance was, since he got to experience them first-hand, serving as Whittaker's co-star in the series, which was helmed by new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall. And by then mentioning her more energetic and manic side, Tennant made it sound as though Whittaker is more than capable of taking the Doctor (and the audience) through a wide range of emotions, which is a good thing, considering the mood seems to constantly shift on Doctor Who from episode to episode.
David Tennant gave Jodie Whittaker his vote of confidence that she'll succeed in the role, which really means something, since the actor is frequently considered the best Doctor of all time by fans. For that reason, it's understandable that Whittaker might want to poke his brain a bit to get his thoughts on the role, along with some of the baggage that comes with playing the Doctor. Tennant shared that the actress did indeed reach out to him to talk about her upcoming residency:
With Jodie Whittaker hopefully as comfortable as can be in her new role, Doctor Who is set to return to the BBC with Season 11 this fall. In the meantime, there are plenty of new and returning shows popping up on television each and every day. Those wishing to stay in the loop and not miss a minute of good television would do well to visit our midseason premiere guide. For more on what David Tennant will be up to in 2018, check out this first look at Kilgrave in Season 2 of Jessica Jones.
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