‘Doctor Who’ Casting News: Which ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Could Be The 13th Doctor?
With rumors that major changes might be ahead following the tenth season of Doctor Who, many are starting to speculate who might be in line to play the next Doctor. According to Metro, Jenna Coleman will be departing the series after the current season, and Peter Capaldi might follow closely behind, which opens the door for a brand new lead in the series.
“Jenna’s decision to leave has shaken executives and they are now worried Peter will follow suit… While they are keen to keep him on board they are discreetly drawing up future plans for the show and throwing around a few names as potential new Doctors.”
With that in mind, the source added that Game of Thrones star Richard Madden is one of the top candidates for the role. “Richard Madden is one of the favorites,” the source stated.
Although Madden is fairly young at 29, he wouldn’t be the youngest actor to claim the Tardis as his home. In fact, Matt Smith was only 26 when he signed on to become the Doctor, and the success he enjoyed as the lead in the hit show proves that a young Doctor is something that works.
“He is young and has a great fan base… He proved a huge hit as Mellors in Lady Chatterley‘s Lover and BBC executives are keen to work more with him. He also has the added bonus of being a huge sci-fi fan.”
Meanwhile, along with being considered to play the new Doctor on Doctor Who, Madden has been making news lately for his strong opinions on Cara Delevingne’s recent interview with Good Day Sacramento.
Delevingne’s interview was controversial after the star appeared to be lethargic while answering questions about her role in Paper Towns, and was overly sarcastic to the news anchors. In regards to the interview, Madden had a few hard words to share about the actress.
According to the Daily Mirror, Madden did not approve of Delevingne’s demeanor in the interview, stating that she did not seem appreciative of her opportunities, and if she doesn’t like to give interviews then she probably should look for a different career.
“It made her seem ungrateful… She showed her age. For Cinderella I did six weeks of those interviews, where you get asked the same eight questions. If you’re not capable of doing that gracefully, then don’t do it.”
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