A day before Radio Times reported that Peter Capaldi does not want to have a male companion with his incarnation of the Doctor (we reported on that here), Digital Spy reported that Alex Kingston does not think that the Doctor should ever be a woman.
“It’s difficult – I would imagine that, if anything, the [next] Doctor might be of a different race than gender. I can’t imagine, myself personally, the Doctor being a different gender. I just think that too many men have played that role. If one goes back historically, Doctor Who has been a little boys’ show. Women are going to hate me for this! But I do think the Doctor has to be a guy – I do. Though it might be very interesting for River if it was a woman!”