David Harewood Doesn’t Want Doctor Who’s Next Doctor to Be a White Guy

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Casting the latest and greatest 13th Doctor on BBC’s beloved Doctor Who is bringing out the bets aplenty, but that isn’t stopping one of the front-runners for the role, David Harewood, from speaking out about who he would like to see assuming the timey-wimey title. Simply: Anyone but a white man would be nice. “It needs to do something different, so I think it’s either going to be a black person or a woman. It would just bring a different flavor to it,” he told BBC News. (Or hey, how about both?) “I’m already playing an alien so maybe I could switch and play a Time Lord — who knows what’s going to happen.” Regarding his own chances at one day being the Doctor, Harewood remained coy. “It’s nice to be in the running,” he noted. “It’s an iconic role.” Other front-runners for lucky number 13 include Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw, and Richard Ayoade. Place your bets while you still can!

David Harewood Doesn’t Want Who’s New Doctor to Be White Man