Helen Mirren Says It’s Time For A Woman To Lead On Doctor Who
“I think it’s absolutely time for a female Doctor Who. I’m so sick of that man with his girl sidekick. I could name at least 10 wonderful British actresses who would absolutely kill in that role.” – Dame Helen Mirren on who should play the next Doctor on the BBC’s Doctor Who.
The actress previously expressed her interest in playing the Doctor (which Karen Gillan thought was an awesome idea) saying, “I would like to play the new female Doctor Who. I don’t want to just be his sidekick.”
When she was told one bookmaker is offering 25-1 odds her being cast in the role she said, “Oh, please — I would put much longer odds on it than that.”
Will Mirren play the Doctor? Probably not, but it’s a fun alternate universe to daydream about. Skyfall’s Rory Kinnear was rumored over the weekend as being offered the role but there’s really nothing solid on that front yet.
(via Yahoo, Photo by ITV/Rex US)
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