“I’m doing another season,” Whittaker said. “That might be a massive exclusive that I’m not supposed to say, but it’s unhelpful for me to say [I don’t know] because it would be a massive life! I absolutely adore it. At some point, these shoes are going to be handed on, but it’s not yet. I’m clinging on tight!”
Whittaker is currently in her second season as the first-ever female Doctor. She made her mark in the show’s Christmas episode, before taking on her first full series in 2018. In the interview, Whittaker explained how much her life has changed since starring in the popular sci-fi series.
“But really, my life has changed in a wonderful sense,” Whittaker said. “I’ve got a massive social life now, which is either the people that work in our very tight-knit family in Cardiff [where the show is made] or a load of Whovians who are lovely to you when you walk past them.” The actress also spoke out about the pressure she felt become the first-ever female Doctor.
She knew she had some big hoes to feel. Whittaker thought she would “hold women back” if people didn’t like the “choices” that her character made. She felt that she had to represent “all actresses” when taking on the iconic role.
“We will have all had incredibly similar feelings about it. But what was an added fear for me was the slight projection that I represented all actresses,” Whittaker explained to Salon when talking about former Doctor Who leads David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi.
Now she feels comfortable with the role. Not only does Whittaker enjoy the playful side of the Doctor, but she also received the praise of Whovians with her passionate climate change speech in Orphan 55. She’s also received praise from fans and critics alike over her fresh take on the classic character. Doctor Who airs on Sundays at 7:10 p.m. on BBC One.