ANewWatchBegins wrote:speckleness wrote:Something that concerns me is that Chibnall has said that he'd decided the 13th Doctor was always going to be a woman - so I assume he didn't even consider a man, so not even auditioning one. That for me shows that it was a decision based on targets rather than based on who was best.
Or maybe he was interested in casting the net to a range of actors it had never been open to before and was interested to see what they could bring to the role, and recognised the potential in looking in an unusual place. They still auditioned a lot of people, and she was the best out of the people they auditioned. Just because she's a woman, doesn't mean she's only gotten the role because of her sex and not her acting ability.speckleness wrote:Guess we'll now have to change the description of a Madman in a Box.
That was a title only ever attributed to the Eleventh really, but if you're so desperate to find something to complain about, have at it.
He's not disputing her acting ability. He's saying that Chibnall potentially only auditioned Women. So they may have been a male actor who maybe could have done better, but never had the chance.
I'm pretty sure now the pro-Female Doctor side is just looking for desperate things to say the other side is complaining about. Saying they're sexist only goes so far.