Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Jodie Whittaker will be keeping her Yorkshire accent for the Doctor

With the costumes and companions revealed, of the last big questions surrounding the Thirteenth Doctor has been if she will keep her accent or do a Tennant and go more neutral. Well, now we have an answer!

Soon to be former showrunner Steven Moffat revealed that Jodie Whittaker will be keeping her familiar Yorkshire accent in her role as the Thirteenth Doctor.

In an interview with SFX Magazine, he teased:
"You’ll spend more time in that first episode reacting to her accent than her gender. It’ll be, 'Oh, what a big fuss... oh, she’s funny, isn’t she?... Yorkshire? Why’s she got a Yorkshire accent?' That’s going to be it."
Although it hasn't been confirmed by the BBC or Whittaker herself yet, Moffat will have been privy to Whittaker's performance during filming of Twice Upon A Time. He also added that Whittaker is "a fireball of mischief and humour and energy" which sounds like she will be an exciting Doctor!

Several actors playing the Doctor have previously kept their accents before in the show, including Sylvester McCoy, Christopher Eccleston and Peter Capaldi, with it being played on in the show in recent years.

The full interview with Moffat is available to read in the next issue of SFX magazine, which is out tomorrow. The magazine features a 24-page Doctor Who special feature, including behind-the-scenes insights into the Christmas episode, as well as interviews with Peter Capaldi and David Bradley.