for coming on the show. I appreciate it.
-No, this is great. I need to apologize
to start with. So, I’ve had a really brilliant
week in New York. And I’m losing my voice because I might have had
a bit too much fun. And I can only apologize that I am husking my way
through this interview. It’s very professional. -Really?
-Yeah. -Were you out late?
-No. I wasn’t even that cool.
It wasn’t late. It was just —
[ Laughter ] -That’s good. You’ve been in New York before,
I’m assuming. -I have been, yeah. But I feel like
I’m a grown-up now so I can go places by myself. -Yeah.
-Yeah. [ Laughter ] -Congratulations.
-Thanks. -I saw a picture of you at JFK
arriving here. You’ve heard of this already,
right? ‘Cause this is —
I got to be honest. You have too many bags. [ Laughter ] Jodie, what are you doing? -Do you know what? -This is how you pack
for New York? -There’s two of us.
There’s two of us. Mandip Gill, who is my co-star
in the show. -Yes. -There’s two of us there, but we didn’t want to
spend $12 on trolleys. We only wanted to spend $6. So we piled that one up, and I made her carry
the other two bags. [ Laughter ] Oh, you’d think my — my —
I really want to ask myself, if I had all those clothes,
why did I wear that? [ Laughter ] -Come on.
-You think I have this? -No, you look cute. Hey, when they announced
“Doctor Who,” that you’re going to be
the Doctor, it was big news. -Yes, it was, yeah.
It was for me. -Well, it was for everybody.
It’s the first female Doctor. -Yeah.
-And — [ Cheers and applause ] Forever, right?
You’ll always have that. Did your life change
immediately or…? -Yeah, I think —
It’s a really strange job, because unlike many others,
you’re only — you only become well-known
if the job is successful. You’re in a show. People love it,
so they watch it. And then maybe you become,
you know, attached to being that person
for people. This, you are famous before you
set foot on set for the role. And you are welcomed into
this extraordinary family, which is the “Who” universe,
and it’s really beautiful. But it’s, you know,
it’s an overnight thing, which even though I’m an actor,
and at the time I was 35, I still was like, “Oh, my God.
People are looking at me.” And you would think
I’d be a bit used to it because I’ve been
on telly before. But it’s a different thing. -Yeah, it really is.
-Yeah. -I mean, people love you,
and the fans are so passionate. -Yeah, really. -If people haven’t seen
“Doctor Who,” can they just jump in
and understand? -Absolutely. I think —
Well, yeah, I think the success, because it’s been on — if you
don’t know what it is, it’s been on for over 50 years. And the reason I’m the first
female is because the Doctor, who I play, is an alien
and who can regenerate and travels
through time and space in this extraordinary
police box and collects wonderful friends
along the way. And I think whether
you have reference points from any other season
is kind of irrelevant because it’s a show for
everyone, and it’s so inclusive. And for me I’m a new Whovian. So I — I — I haven’t seen it. [ Laughter ] I’ve seen bits of it.
I then did my homework. I’ve seen loads now.
-Yeah. -I’m in some good episodes. [ Laughter ] You got to start that way. -Yeah, you are
in some good episodes. I want to show everyone a clip. Here’s Jodie Whittaker in
a new episode of “Doctor Who.” Take a look at this. -Great work, guys.
And sorry again. I did not know it was
their mating season. -It’s greater, my son.
I’ve got it! -Got what? No! Don’t put them together yet! -Bit late for that. -What’s happening? -I hope you’ve packed. They’re not just coupons. That’s a teleport cube,
just activated. We’ve got about four seconds. -No, no, no, no. I’ve got to go
and fetch me Speedos. Only joking. Already got ’em on. Hoo-hoo! -Come on. We love you.
Jodie Whittaker, everybody.