Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker overcome after seeing revamped Tardis
DOCTOR WHO star Jodie Whittaker had ‘a little cry’ after stepping into the Tardis for the first time.
The time and space machine had a makeover before the actress took over as the Time Lord. It now has walls that seem to shift — and a biscuit dispenser.
Whittaker told Radio Times magazine: ‘Just walking into it the first time was amazing. It was just me, executive producer Matt Strevens and showrunner Chris Chibnall.
‘They’d already seen it but after I stepped in, I immediately had to go off and have a little cry. I had a real moment. It was surprisingly emotional.’
The design was a hit with fans when it was unveiled on Sunday’s episode of the BBC1 show. Whittaker, 36, also revealed she got the job as the first female Doctor with a home video of her defusing a mock bomb. ‘I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone what I was auditioning for. I had to wait until everyone had gone to bed and then do this self-tape,’ she said.
‘The only thing I could find in my flat were a load of iPhone wires. It wasn’t a bomb but it was something along those lines. I defused many things by myself, just running around, and it got me the job — so thanks very much.’
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Author: Andrei Harmsworth