BBC/BBC AMERICA: When Jodi Whittaker’s Doctor Who regenerates in October, she’ll morph into Ncuti Gatwa as the fourteenth Doctor. So I wonder how latest companion Yaz is going to feel about this. She just recently confessed she has feelings for Whittaker’s Doctor. So will the race & gender change change her mind? I guess we’ll find out.
Speaking of his new role, Ncuti Gatwa said: “There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling. A mix of deeply honored, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared. This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will endeavor my upmost to do the same.”
Returning show-runner Russell T Davies commented: “The future is here and it’s Ncuti! Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant, I just stand back in awe and thank my lucky stars… Ncuti dazzled us, seized hold of the Doctor and owned those TARDIS keys in seconds. It’s an honor to work with him, and a hoot, I can’t wait to get started…”
And Ncuti had this to say about Davis… “Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself and being able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, incredibly intelligent and fizzing with danger. An actor’s metaphorical playground. The entire team have been so welcoming and truly give their hearts to the show. And so as much as it’s daunting, I’m aware I’m joining a really supportive family. Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart but I am giving it all to this show.”
What do you think about this new Doctor?