Jodie Whittaker Is ‘Not Allowed’ To Say How Many Series She’s Signed Up For

It won’t be long before fans get to finally meet the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, when the show returns this autumn – but how long will she stay with the show?

Well, the Broadchurch actor couldn’t shed any light on just how long she was signed up to play the Doctor for.

In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Times (via Digital Spy), Whittaker simply said:

“I am not allowed to answer that.”

That clears that up then.

Whittaker also went on to reveal that she is not playing the character ‘as a woman’.

“I don’t ever play being a woman, I wouldn’t know how to play being a woman. Just like a man wouldn’t know how to play being a man.

“It’s me, but I am not bringing gender to my choices. I am bringing character to my choices.”

She also spoke of her excitement at taking the role and becoming the first female Doctor:

“It feels completely overwhelming; as an actor, as a woman, as a feminist, as a human, as someone who wants to continually challenge themselves and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be.”

Doctor Who returns this autumn on BBC One.