Wacky Whittaker returns as Doctor Who

Actress Jodie Whittaker returns in Doctor Who 12, which premieres in Singapore on Friday.
Actress Jodie Whittaker returns in Doctor Who 12, which premieres in Singapore on Friday.PHOTO: BBC

Contrary to her initial concern, playing an alien has been a very comfortable experience for actress Jodie Whittaker

Jodie Whittaker, the 13th actor to play the iconic Time Lord Doctor Who, had just left the underground station near her London home when she saw him - a young man walking behind her, dressed exactly like her on-screen character.

"I thought, 'Oh no, this guy will now know where I live'," recalls the 37-year-old actress on the television show's set in Cardiff, Wales.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2020, with the headline 'Wacky Whittaker returns as Doctor Who'. Print Edition | Subscribe