Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues Staff Writer
Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues
Between Helen Mirren and John Barrowman, the campaign for a female doctor is a strong one. Barrowman once again addressed the concept of the next Doctor being female, saying that casting a female would be the next “logical step.”
Current Doctor Matt Smith will be regrettably be leaving the show after the upcoming extra special Christmas episode, leaving the identity of the next Doctor unknown. The Torchwood actor spoke with TV Line about the iconic shows future, proposing that a female doctor would be a rational plan reports Digital Spy.
"I think it should be a woman. I think it should be a girl [because] it’s something different. He’s always been a guy. Let’s try something different,” the actor told Digital Spy.
If it doesn’t quite work having a female as the doctor, Barrowman feels that regeneration would be in order. He said, “I did a panel [at San Diego Comic-Con] and someone shouted out, ‘Yeah, but there’s only allowed to be 12 regenerations,” the actor said. “You know what? It’s television and if it’s selling and it’s working, they’ll find a way to make 15 regenerations.”
Barrowman thinks that while a female Doctor is a great idea, "[We need someone] who looks like a normal girl. We don’t want an anorexic Doctor!" Matt Smith also spoke to the idea of a female Doctor, saying that the best candidate for the role should be hired, no matter their gender.
Many have debated the concept of a female Doctor, especially after rumors of Helen Mirren being a contender for the part started floating around the internet. It has since been confirmed she will not take on the role.
Condolences to all out there (included us here at PopWrapped) who were probably a little too excited at the notion of the actress playing the iconic role.
Doctor Who returns for a 50th anniversary special on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US in November.