Stephanie Leonidas wants to be first female Doctor Who

Stephanie Leonidas has revealed she would like to be the first ever female Doctor Who as she thinks it's time they introduced a woman as the iconic character

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Stephanie Leonidas

Stephanie Leonidas

Stephanie Leonidas wants to be the first female Doctor Who.

The 30-year-old actress has revealed that if she was to take on a role in the BBC sci-fi series, it would have to be that of the titular Time Lord himself.

Quizzed on whether she'd like to play the Doctor's companion or whether she thinks they should have a female Doctor, she exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Yeah I'd like to be a female Doctor, yeah! Not the assistant. If you're working on 'Doctor Who' you've got to be the Doctor.

"So yeah, I think they need a woman Doctor and that's who I'd like to be."

Despite being a fan of the show, Stephanie - who was born and raised in London but is currently working on US sci-fi series 'Defiance' - confessed she hasn't seen any of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi's episodes as of yet.

She added: I haven't seen it and I really want to see it because I've heard some great things about the new episodes. Matt was a great Doctor Who and I can't wait to see the new episodes.

"I think they've done well with every Doctor to be honest, I think they've all brought something new and something interesting.

"I'm definitely going to catch up with the latest ones and see how Peter's doing but it looks like he'll be a great Doctor. He's such a great actor."

Stephanie reprises her role as alien Irisa in the new season of 'Defiance', which starts on Thursday September 18 at 9pm on Syfy.

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