She has written history as the very first female Time Lord on Doctor Who.
Yet Jodie Whittaker has admitted that she is not under pressure to copy the former actors who played the character, because she did not grow up the show.
When she spoke with Marie Claire as their cover star in October, the 36-year-old actress admitted that she was worried about her lack of research, but was told that it would be better to audition for the role with & # 39; fresh eyes & # 39 ;.
Fresh perspective: Jodie Whittaker has admitted that she is not under pressure to mimic the former actors who played Doctor Who because she did not grow up the show
Jodie confessed: "Doctor Who was not something that was on TV when I was growing up, so I thought I had to beat it for the first audition and watch every single episode.
& # 39; Fortunately, Chris [Chibnall, the producer] said: "I do not want you to do that, I want you to come in with fresh eyes and bring what you would do in this environment." & # 39;
Jodie, who will make her debut as Time Lord on October 7, admitted she was prepared to take her back as the first female to take on the role, but claims that gender should not even be discussed when an alien is being played.
Doctor who? The 36-year-old actress admitted that she was worried about her lack of research, but was told that it would be better to audition for the role with "fresh eyes & # 39;
She reasoned: & # 39; I knew that there would be a huge amount of people that would be a shock to it. But this function celebrates change more than any other role – you have a physical regeneration, so pour [a woman] supports that story and is in no way against the rules of the show.
& # 39; I play a time Lord who is essentially an alien and inhabits different bodies and is female.
The best thing for me, however, is that, for the first time in my life, I do not play a stereotypical woman, because however much I approach everything as an actor, I am constantly labeled by the female version of that character. & # 39;
She remembered: & # 39; I recently asked someone: "You play it [the Doctor] like a girl or a boy? "I replied:" I just play it. "This is the most liberating role because there are no rules. & # 39;
Nervous: Jodie known: "Doctor Who was not something that was on TV when I was growing up, so I thought I had to beat it before the audition and watch every episode & # 39;
Jodie, who is best known for her roles in Broadchurch and Attack the Block, added that she would like to show another side of her to Doctor Who.
She explained: & # 39;[My previous roles] can be what [Doctor Who] fans were nervous – they have only seen me as serious or heavy in energy and that is not necessarily the mercurial arts.
& # 39; When you play tormented people, it pushes you past your emotional limits and there is exhaustion because you are in this heaviness. But with this role I am constantly running and jumping and playing, so I went into the weekend like a maniac.
I have something like, "Come on, I'm awake!" I am probably an absolute pain in the a ** e. There is a strange euphoria and that is why it has been so much fun. I have never laughed so much in my life, every day.
& # 39; I love the companions [Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole]. I am blessed to have received three people whom I now consider family members to travel with. & # 39;
Prepared: Jodie, who will make her debut as Time Lord on October 7, admitted she was prepared for the backlash of her as the first woman to take the role
New role: Jodie, best known for her roles in Broadchurch and Attack the Block, added that she would like to show another side of her fans to Doctor Who
Despite the fact that she has confidence in her new view of the role, Jodie admits that she will not join the rest of the nation and hopes to avoid any first feedback.
Now out: to fully read the interview of Jodie, see the October issue of Marie Claire, now available
She reveals where she will be when the first episode of Doctor Who is broadcast. She confessed: & # 39; Somewhere far away, so I do not look in the same time zone. I switch off my phone and hope for the best! & # 39;
Jodie's comments come because it was announced that Doctor Who moves to a new regular time location on Sunday evening for her first season as The Doctor.
The sci-fi classic has traditionally been part of Saturday night's television, with the exception of the specials, and this is the first time the series has been given a different time span since it was revived in 2005.
The first episode was named The Woman Who Fell to Earth, a reference to the unfortunate position in which Jodie & # 39; s Doctor was left behind after his regeneration at the end of the Christmas Special 2017, Twice Upon A Time.
To fully read the interview of Jodie, see the October issue of Marie Claire, now available. Also available as a digital edition via Apple Kiosk.
One to see: Jodie's comments come because it was announced that Doctor Who moves to a new regular time location on Sunday evening for her first season as The Doctor