David Tennant interview: Jodie Whittaker didn’t need Doctor Who advice

David Tennant reveals why he didn’t give Jodie Whittaker any Doctor Who acting advice

The former Tenth Doctor admitted Jodie knew exactly what she had to do.

Tennant said he and current Doctor Jodie Whittaker had a chat about the show and had every confidence that she’ll smash it and definitely wasn’t going to give her any tips on how to play the role.

“One would never give advice about how to play a part,” Tennant, who played the fan-favourite Tenth Doctor from 2005 to 2010,

“The acting bit is what you go to drama school for. All you can help with is the other stuff.”

Tennant explained, all his Time Lord to Time Lord advice would be limited to what Whittaker (The first female Doctor) would be facing outside of the studio, specifically when it came to Doctor Who’s unique fan culture.

“To certain people, you’ll always be the Doctor, which is a wonderful, humbling thing but it does mean accepting an adjustment to your life,” Tennant said.

“You have to be ready for that. It’s a unique experience and there’s a very small support group who know how that feels.”

“Jodie was such an exciting choice,” he added of his former Broadchurch co-star. “I’m hugely proud of how successful she’s been.”

He added that Jodie had reached out to other former stars Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi.

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