Jodie Whittaker is staying off social media

2 (765 x 430)Jodie Whittaker says she didn’t see people’s reactions to her becoming the first female Doctor Who, because she’s not on social media, reports BBC
Speaking to BBC 6 Music in her first broadcast interview since her casting was revealed, she said: “This will be a blessing and a curse. “I’ve missed a lot of the fun stuff and probably the bad stuff.” The Broadchurch star also praised fans of the sci-fi series as “the most amazing, creative people”. And she said she had spoken to the actors who have previously played the Doctor – although she didn’t ask for advice. “The overwhelming sense was this is such an exciting journey,” she said. “It’s to be enjoyed. There’s no advice you can do – no person plays this part the same. What a freeing thing it is.” The reaction to Whittaker’s casting was mostly positive – but a sizeable minority protested that the Doctor shouldn’t be played by a woman. “The people that are in this role, that we’re excited by and we’re passionate about, that we look up to, don’t always have to tick the same box, and that’s what’s really incredible about it.” The actress said she managed to avoid most of the commentary.