Karen Gillan: ‘I couldn’t have asked for a better exit from ‘Dr Who”

Actress reckons Amy Pond's departure will not play out how 'people expect'

Karen Gillan has revealed that she “couldn’t have asked for a better exit” from Dr Who.

Gillan and her co-star Arthur Darvill recently completed filming on the show and are set to leave behind their respective roles as Amy Pond and Rory Williams later this year and, in an interview with Total Film, the actress said that fans would be surprised by the way her character departs the show.

Discussing her reaction when she first read the script of her final episode, she said:

I literally couldn’t read it without crying. It was the most highly-charged read-through I’ve ever experienced. But I couldn’t have asked for a better exit. I don’t think it’ll be what people expect.


Gillan, who will be replaced by Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor’s new companion, also said that adapting the TV show into film would be “great in a franchise-y way” and refused to rule out the possibility that she might be interested in rejoining the Time Lord for a big-screen adventure. “Oh, who knows, I guess you can only cross that bridge when you come to it!” she said.

Earlier this month, Gillan revealed that she would like to guest star in US sitcom Community. Her final Doctor Who episode, which brings them back face-to-face with the Weeping Angels, will air just before Christmas.