I get why people are angry Moffat didn’t cast a POC or a Woman
But let us be honest.
How many OSCAR WINNING ACTORS do you think besides Peter Capaldi auditioned for the role?
Really? Be honest?
Sometimes “the right actor for a role” line is a blow off.
Sometimes it’s legit.
Yes, except they didn’t really audition anyone this time around. Moffat said it in the special, today — they all knew who they wanted, they invited him ‘round to Moffat’s house, made a tape, and showed it to all the people who needed to see it. But there wasn’t really a casting call, was there.
The issue here isn’t really anything other than if the narrative says anything is possible (which Moffat said “we know the Doctor can regenerate into another gender”), and we’ve already seen them cast an unknown (Matt Smith)—why not? Why not a woman, why not a POC? I can hardly believe that there aren’t women or POCs or both who couldn’t do just as well, or even better. We’ve got a companion, now, who is sharper and more en pointe than Matt Smith and she’s a she.
The “right actor for the role” is always a line. It’s laziness, that’s all.
That being said, I’m sure Peter Capaldi will be brilliant. He’s hilarious, witty, and adorable in his own way.