Doctor Who: Female Doctor with male sidekick?
Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss has suggested that Jenna Coleman could be replaced by a male actor when she leaves the BBC sci fi series at the end of this season.
Gatiss, who is also known for his acting roles in such shows as Sherlock, Game of Thrones, and Doctor Who itself, said that a gender switch-up on the long-running series would be very interesting.
Speaking at London’s Attitude Awards this week, Gatiss said:
”I’ve always been a fan of the boy/girl partnership from way back when. It would be very interesting if the Doctor had a male companion… but then it would be a very male show.”
So how about making the Doctor a woman?
”I think the dynamic then would be really interesting. It would be great. Doctor Who is always driven on change. All you need is a fantastic actor for the part – but I hope Capaldi stays for a very long time because he’s great.”
British actress and Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell revealed in August of this year that she would be up for taking the iconic role currently embodied by Peter Capaldi.
When asked by a fan in a Twitter Q&A if she’d like to be on Doctor Who, Atwell responded “I’d like to BE Doctor Who”.
Meanwhile, speaking at this year’s Comic-Con, departing cast member Jenna Coleman said about the prospect of a female Doctor: “I’m sure it will happen at some point. I think it’s just about casting the right actor”.
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