15 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The 13th Doctor
Do you remember her from the first season of Black Mirror?
Last weekend, the BBC announced who would be starring as the 13th Doctor on their long-running series, Doctor Who.
For over 50 years, the Doctor has been played only by British men, but this year the BBC caught the world by surprise when they announced that the new protagonist would be a woman.
So here's what you need to know about the 13th Doctor:
Her full name is Jodie Auckland Whittaker.
She was born on June 3, 1982, in Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire, England.
She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2005, having earned a gold medal in acting.
She's performed on TV, in movies, and for radio productions.
She starred in a movie called Adult Life Skills alongside her husband, Christian Contreras.
She was in the Black Mirror episode "The Entire History of You".
She also had a recurring part on the show Broadchurch.
On Broadchurch, she worked with David Tennant, who played the 10th Doctor, and Arthur Darvill, who played a companion of the 11th Doctor named Rory.
But that's not her only connection to Doctor Who. She was also in a play called Antigone with the 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston.
She's not on an social networks.
She had to keep a lot of secrets and tell a lot of lies to keep all her acquaintances from finding out that she would be playing the 13th Doctor.
The only person who knew about her starring role on Doctor Who was her husband.
When she did need to speak about upcoming roles, she'd refer to working on a project with the codename "The Clooney".
It took her less than 24 hours to consider the role and accept.
But she did go through a months-long process when she auditioned, and she was up against several other women for the role. Chris Chibnall was certain that he wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman.
This post was translated from Spanish.
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