Could the Next Dr. Who be Helen Mirren?


There has been some talk about the next Doctor and who should play the role in the Dr. Who series. Many people, myself included, think that after 11 regenerations and almost 50 years, it was time for a female Doctor. In this NerdBastards wildest dreams I never thought it might be Oscar winning actress Helen Mirren. It seem she is more than willing to step into the famous Time Lord’s shoes, having recently been quoted by the Daily Star as saying:

“I would like to play the new female Doctor Who. I don’t want to just be his sidekick.”

Now there is a pretty immediate opening for a companion coming up with the current Dr. Who companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill)—who are also widely (and lovingly) known as ”the Ponds”—are set to leave the show in a ”heartbreaking end” as reported by showrunner Steven Moffat.

Is Matt Smith ready to leave? Who knows! Oddly enough, the actor recently listed the legendary actress as someone he’d love to see on the show:

”Helen Mirren would be great in Doctor Who. Also Eric Cantona and Vincent Cassel—he would be number one actually.”

Helen recently rocked the house in Red as the CIA trained super spy assassin. I think she could handle the action of the Dr. Who series.

What do you NerdBastards think, is she up to the role, do you even want a woman to take a crack at the Doctor?

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