Peter Capaldi

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Via: Evening Standard
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In a recent interview with Evening Standard, current Doctor Peter Capaldi had this to say about how the industry treats his female costars:

It’s ridiculous that we get these old guys with young women draped round them. When I started Doctor Who and we were doing photoshoots we’d be asked if Jenna could just lie down there while I, you know” — he leaps up and acts out a young woman sprawled coquettishly about while he gets to stand and look powerful over her. “I had to say, ‘Look, that’s just not what we’re about. The relationship between my Doctor and his companion is one of deep love. But it’s a strange sort of platonic bond. It becomes clearer and more moving as this particular series goes on.

...Of course it’s sexist. Most of my peers have partners their age, so if we have a dinner party with a bunch of actors, the wives or partners are largely the same age. Then you see your friends on screen and they are suddenly with some extraordinary young lady who wouldn’t be at the dinner party. It’s ridiculous.


Good on you, Twelve!


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Via: BBC
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Last year, Doctor Who didn't make an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, choosing instead to go on a world tour, introducing everyone to Peter Capaldi, the new man behind the TARDIS. This year, however, things will be different, Capaldi is coming to Comic-Con, and he can't wait:

"Tales of San Diego Comic Con are told in awe on every set around the known fantasy/sci-fi production world. It’s become a fabled kingdom. One I am thrilled to find myself heading for. And to appear in the legendary Hall H is a further twist to the cosplay and comic madness I may never recover from.”

Comic-Con is going to be good this year!

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