Recently, John Barrowman mused that the next Doctor should be a woman—and there is at least one viable candidate that’s up for the job.
Dame Helen Mirren was quoted by the Daily Star as saying:
“I would like to play the new female Doctor Who. I don’t want to just be his sidekick.”
Even Matt Smith once mentioned that Mirren would be fantastic on Doctor Who—though we don’t think he meant for her to take his job. More likely as a replacement for Amy and Rory, who are on their way out. Still, it’s an intriguing idea.
Obviously, you would first have to be comfortable with the idea of a female in the role—Mirren certainly has the cred for it. One would also wonder whether or not the role should go to a younger woman.
But what do you think? Would you like to see Helen Mirren has the next Doctor?
(via Doctor Who TV)