Jodie Whittaker opens up about becoming the first female “Doctor Who” as she appears on “The Graham Norton Show” Friday.
The 36-year-old gets asked about the moment she first found out about her new role, to which she replies: “I went to what I thought was just a final audition and a chat with all the grownups.
“I was being all steely and when they told me the part was mine, I just started crying. They started telling me lots of important things about the role and all I could think was, ‘I really want to WhatsApp someone.'”
Whittaker adds: “I felt joy, fear and responsibility to the fans.”
Not ending the comments there, the actress also says that she thinks it’s “ridiculous” that having a female Doctor is “such a big deal in 2018.”
She continues, “But, it is an exciting moment and I can always say I was the first!”
Despite being more than happy to talk about her exciting new role, Whittaker insists when asked about what’s in store in the new series: “I can’t say anything!”
“Doctor Who” returns on October 7.