'Pink-tighted pirate' Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan filmed a fight scene in the latest series of 'Doctor Who' looking ''like a pink-tighted pirate.''

Karen Gillan looks like a "pink-tighted pirate" in the new series of 'Doctor Who'.

The 23-year-old actress - who plays the Time Lord's faithful assistant Amy Pond in the BBC One sci-fi show - has admitted she loved wearing a strange concoction of clothes during a fight scene in the upcoming series.

She said: "I'm wearing a mini-skirt in that one, with some ridiculous pink tights, so I'm like a pink-tighted pirate. I love that so much."

As some of the series was shot in the desert during the night, Karen had to forgo Amy's usual feminine style by covering up her legs and wearing lots of layers to keep warm.

She added to Radio Times magazine: "We were all 'thermalled up' and I had on two pairs of trousers and four tops! Then the sun would come up, making it blisteringly hot and we'd all peel off the layers."

"I quite like the idea that she's getting a little bit more tomboyish as she becomes more of an action girl."


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