Amanda Abbington to be Doctor Who’s first female lead?
Sherlock star Amanda Abbington is pretty confident that Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat wants her to be the first female Doctor on the long running sci fi.
The actress became good friends with Moffat when she starred as Mary Morstan in his other hugely popular series, Sherlock, alongside her real life husband Martin Freeman.
Now, she laying it out there that she cannot wait to appear in Doctor Who.
”I’m still trying to get in there. You’d think I would with Steven Moffat as my mate, but yes, I’d love to be in Doctor Who – he’s got to put me in it”, she told the Independent.
Meanwhile, Abbington believes Moffat may want to wait to include her, until a rather prominent vacancy opens up for her step into.
”He probably wants me to be the first female Doctor, that’s what I imagine; that’s why he’s holding back”, she declared, before adding an ironic nod in direction of her online trolls: “And wouldn’t that cause problems!”
The ‘first female Doctor‘ discussion has been a hot topic so far this year, with Jenna Coleman and Mark Gatiss both being keen for a gender switch-up, and Agent Carter actress Hayley Atwell also volunteering herself to take on the iconic role.
Amanda Abbington can next be seen in new police drama Cuffs, which begins at 9pm, October 28th on BBC 1.