Karen Gillan's Doctor Who exit 'the best ever'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 February 2012
Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan has praised her alter-ego Amy Pond's 'Doctor Who' exit as "the best ever"

Karen Gillan has praised her 'Doctor Who' exit as "the best ever".

The 24-year-old actress - who plays the Time Lord's companion Amy Pond in the BBC sci-fi drama - is set to bow out of the show in the next series, and she teased that her final episodes look set to make essential viewing.

She said: "The episodes are going to be damn good. It's so exciting. I think it's the best ever. I can't say anything, but oh God, I'm dying to say something!"

The Scottish star - whose on-screen husband Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) is also departing the show - worked closely with series boss Steven Moffat to ensure her character got the ending she deserved, as she was determined to leave on a "high".

Karen told IGN: "I called Steven Moffat and then basically told him roughly when I wanted to go. He told me where the story was at and where it was going and then we kind of together came up with it.

"Steven comes up with endless, amazing ideas anyway, but I wanted to make sure that I went on a high. There's just something quite nice and appealing about that to me. I don't know, it just felt right! I like to go on instinct."

Steven has previously revealed Amy and Rory will make a "heartbreaking" departure from 'Doctor Who'.

He recently said: "It will be quite heartbreaking. I think you'll be in trouble watching it."

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