Whilst the internet went into a frenzy over the casting of the Thirteenth Doctor, the actress herself had no idea what was going on.
Jodie Whittaker, who was recently announced as the actress taking over from Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, revealed that she did not see any of the reactions online because she is not on social media.
In her first broadcast interview since the announcement, she told BBC Radio 6:
“This will be a blessing and a curse. I’ve missed a lot of the fun stuff and probably the bad stuff because I’m not on any type of social media and never have been. So if I get something it’s a mate screen grabbing something and sending it to me. They obviously edit… actually, sometimes they don’t!”
“The overwhelming sense was this is such an exciting journey. It’s to be enjoyed. There’s no advice you can do – no person plays this part the same. What a freeing thing it is.”
“We can celebrate differences. I hope my gender isn’t a fearful thing. In this (Doctor Who) world, there aren’t rules.”
Whittaker also watched a video showing fans who were already cosplaying her Doctor based on the brief glimpse in the announcement video clip and she was clearly impressed.
You can see the full interview here: