Whittaker explained that she felt playing the role had broadened her horizons, allowing her to approach the world with a more positive, open attitude than she had before.
“As humans, we don’t often feel that life deals us that card, and I think being the Doctor makes you see life in an open-hearted and adventurous way,” she continued. “And it makes me want to share that outlook.”
Addressing the fan directly, she concluded: “To know that as a young Doctor Who fan, you could potentially carry that outlook on, is very exciting.”
Well, that clears up any doubt – like Peter Capaldi before her, Jodie Whittaker IS the Doctor. Accept no imitators.