Why Steven Moffat thought casting a woman for Doctor Who 'didn't feel right'

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Aug 5, 2013

Before Peter Capaldi was announced as the 12th Doctor yesterdayamid general excitementthere had been many rumors swirling around that we could have been getting a woman as the next Doctor.

However, a female Time Lord in the TARDIS was actually the one thing current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat wasn't going for, although he admits that the Doctor being a woman was possible.

Speaking to Digital Spy and other press, Moffat said:

"It's absolutely narratively possible [that the Doctor could be a woman] and when it's the right decision, maybe we'll do it."
"It didn't feel right to me, right now. I didn't feel enough people wanted it."

The Who and Sherlock showrunner even claimed that many female Doctor Who fans were actually opposed to the casting of a woman in the role:

"Oddly enough most people who said they were dead against it – and I know I'll get into trouble for saying this – were women," he insisted. "[They were] saying, 'No, no, don't make him a woman!'"

So what do you think? Do you agree with Steven Moffat here? Do you believe now was not the time for a female Doctor? Will there ever be a time for it?

(via Digital Spy)


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