Doctor Who: Karen Gillan on The Time Of The Doctor

News Louisa Mellor
21 Feb 2014 - 08:10

Amy Pond has been chatting about last year's Christmas special, Matt Smith's final episode as The Doctor...

Warning: contains a spoiler for The Time Of The Doctor.

We're sure we're not alone in finding Karen Gillan's brief mid-regeneration cameo in The Time Of The Doctor one of its more affecting moments. The reappearance of Amy Pond, hallucination or no, to say goodnight to her Raggedy Man was a wonderfully warm, affectionate and fitting end to the pair's children's bedtime story theme.

Gillan appears to feel much the same, as she told this month's Sci Fi Expo panel. "I was so happy! My agent phoned me and said, ‘They want you to come back to Doctor Who,’ and I was like ‘Yes!’ immediately.

“I think part of the reason that Steven Moffat wrote me into that scene was just so that Matt would have me around for his regeneration. And that was the nicest part for me, just to watch him do that, his final moments in the character.”


Asked how it felt to see Peter Capaldi on the TARDIS set, Gillan answered how "weird" it was to be "just watching from the outside all of a sudden. I was thinking 'This is their TARDIS now. Then seeing Capaldi walk in the studio was funny because it was really dark inside and light outside so when he walked in the first time he was just this silhouette. I was like ‘Oh my god!’ as he came towards us dressed in the Doctor’s clothes.” You weren't alone in that reaction, Pond.

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