Matt Smith and Karen Gillan's line learning tricks

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 December 2010
Matt Smith

Matt Smith

'Doctor Who' stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan practise their lines together, as they often find it difficult to concentrate alone

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan practise their 'Doctor Who' lines together.

The stars - who play the Time Lord and his assistant Amy Pond in the BBC One sci-fi drama - live in the same apartment block in Cardiff while they are filming the series, and often practise their scenes together.

Matt explained: "We'll go to the supermarket every night, get a sandwich, and trot home to learn lines. Sometimes we'll phone each other and say, 'How's it going? Really badly? Me too. Do you want to come over and practise?'"

While the pair admit they have great banter on set, Matt loves to make Karen laugh while they're filming serious scenes.

He said: "I'm terribly fond of Karen - we're good pals. I've learnt how to make her laugh during filming. I can say a word in a silly voice, and she'll go. Karen can do it to me too.

"It's that old Smith-Gillan banter - it's become quite famous on set."

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