Anonymous asked: What has made Billie Piper age so fast? Tennant looks exactly the same.
I’m pretty sure there’s a discussion in here about how that’s some definite internalized misogyny showing in that question, but I just worked eight hours and lord, I’m tired. So.
First of all, Billie Piper is 11 years younger than David Tennant. She was only 23 when she was in Season 1 of Doctor Who, and she’s now 31, and in between has become a mother. David Tennant, on the other hand, was 34 when he started filming Doctor Who (i.e. 3 years older than Billie is now) and is now 42. I suppose you could say that Billie “aged more” because she had been going through the years in her life during which people tend to visually age more. Ostensibly, once you hit 30 or so, your visual aging tends to kind of slow for a bit.
But on the other hand, I think you’re just judging her harder on her appearance than you are David. Because if you think David Tennant hasn’t aged at all, you clearly haven’t watched The Christmas Invasion or even The End of Time in awhile.
You really don’t think he’s aged? Really? Because I think societal standards of beauty are ridiculously harsh on women, so men always get a pass for ‘not having aged at all’, while female celebrities get harped on at the slightest sign of any aging.
Either way, who cares? Billie Piper looks damn well gorgeous.
so you’re telling me there’s an alien who regenerates into a completely random form, that he cannot control or determine himself, and who understandably could take millions of different appearances, but who all 13 times just turned into a different skinny white guy