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Whoopi Goldberg: ‘I wanted to play Doctor Who’

Ghost star Whoopi Goldberg still thinks she should have been the first female Doctor Who.
The actress and TV personality has revealed she approached BBC bosses several years and asked them to consider her for the role as they were lining up a new Time Lord.
“The idea of that just so made me happy, but they were like, ‘erm, no’,” Whoopi told former Doctor David Tennant during a recent appearance on his podcast show.
The Color Purple star told the Scottish actor she has always been a huge sci-fi fan and loved Doctor Who, especially when he was at the tardis’ controls from 2005 to 2010.
“I always felt like science fiction predicted the future,” she said. “Whether it was climate change, hand computers or being able to move around in different dimensions.”
Jodie Whittaker eventually became the first female Time Lord and 13th Doctor last year (18).
Whoopi is still up for a guest spot on the show and in 2017 she told Radio Times that TV bosses should keep her in mind.
“I always hope when I come to England the BBC will say, ‘Hey we want you to do something’. I would love that,” she told The Sun. “You have a different quality now on television. The way you guys have always done shows has always been the smartest and we’ve finally just figured it out. I like the idea of doing things the way y’all do them, you do some really fun stuff… I’m still dying to do Doctor Who.”

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