I realize that this may be a bit beyond most of your nerd grades here on Warming Glow — CONGRATULATIONS YOU’RE NOT A DORK — but the newswire is thin, and this is an intriguing possibility if you’re a “Doctor Who” fan. It’s all idle speculation and expressions of interest, of course, but in the wake of John Barrowman’s eagerness to have a female Doctor, Dame Helen Mirren — the hottest senior citizen on the planet — has expressed interest, according to the Daily Star.
“I would like to play the new female Doctor Who. I don’t want to just be his sidekick.”
On the one hand, “I would like to” doesn’t mean a thing, but on the other hand, she is a Dame, and in England, I’m pretty sure that gives her right of first refusal privileges on all British-based productions, as well as discounts on use of firing squads. And why in God’s name would Steven Moffat say no to Helen Mirren? She’s like royalty, and she could also kick his ass, and she’d make a killer 12th Doctor. With Amy and Rory leaving and the constant budgetary concerns, this is just the kind of shake-up the show needs.
(Source: The Mary Sue)