Jodie Whittaker was ‘bruised, hurt’ by Doctor Who stunts in the lead-up to the latest series


Jodie Whittaker suffered severe injuries while filming Doctor Who.

The actress did a string of stunts for her final outing on the show – and certainly paid for it.

Jodie said: “Stunts-wise there is lots of action in this series, but rather than jumping through crates it feels like a lot of falling through space.

“We started with 100 watts of energy, and after two days we were exhausted and I felt pathetic.

One of her most dangerous acts was being suspended in the air by wires.

Jodie was left black and blue after certain stunts she participated in
After certain stunts Jodie participated in, Jodie was left blue and black.

Jodie added: “You do a lot of flips as if you’re falling through space and have to spin yourself backwards in a rotation and make sure you don’t get tangled.

“It’s all wonderful as you don’t think at the time that you’ll be able to do it.”

Jodie was also fearless when it came to learning new skills.

She said: “This is also where I do sword fighting. Or maybe it’s best described as not being able to use a sword. That was something I loved.”

The star said she got involved in sword fighting while on set
According to the star, she was involved in sword fighting during her time on set

Jodie agreed that she would do the risky scenes in order to make her final series as exciting as possible.

She said: “It’s bigger and better than ever, it’s my final full series, there’ll be questions asked, there’ll be answers, there’ll be exclamation marks… and huge exclamation marks,”She added.

The actress spoke out about her exit from the BBC’s popular show. She said that while she was sad to leave, she realizes that the show is now necessary. “new energy”.

This series will be Jodie's final time appearing as the Doctor
Jodie will not be appearing in this series as the Doctor.

Jodie openedly spoke to Digital Spy, and other associated media. “Even thinking about it, it makes me upset, but this show needs new energy. The Doctor, the joy of this part is you hand on your boots.

The actress also expressed that she knew she was only probably going to do three series. She added: “We were very present, but it is important to honor everything and the show.

“There was this thing of like, ‘We want to do three seasons’. But no one holds you to that. So there was always a conversation [in terms of how long to stay]. It was always fluid.

Doctor Who returns to screens next Sunday on BBC One.

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