Karen Gillan's 'properly emotional' Doctor Who departure

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 August 2012
Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan's departure from 'Doctor Who' is "properly emotional", according to write Steven Moffat

Karen Gillan's departure from 'Doctor Who' is "properly emotional".

The 24-year-old actress and co-star Arthur Darvill are being written out during the next series and writer Steven Moffat admitted the script underwent a number of changes as he battled to give them the best send off possible.

Speaking about their exit episode, entitled 'The Angel Takes Manhattan', Steven told Digital Spy: "I completely changed the ending as I was writing it, thinking 'No, I've got it wrong... I'm on the wrong emphasis' - but it's a good one and it's properly emotional."

Matt Smith - who plays the Time Lord - revealed he found the script incredibly moving and will miss his co-stars.

He said: "I was very moved, very moved indeed, because not only is it two characters that I love, it's two actors that I love working with. To see them go - and I think go so beautifully... it's moving."

Arthur - who played Rory Williams - said: "It was like getting the last chapter of the best book you've ever read and being really surprised by the ending... and really satisfied.

"It's 'Doctor Who' - I'm so proud of being part of such a big show. The show is bigger than all of us and it will outlive all of us... I'm really proud to have been a part of it."


1. Desariella20 Aug 2012, 6:30pm Report

I'm sorry to see the Ponds go, but every companion must leave sooner or later. So far the Ponds have been the only real companions of the 11th Doctor and he is entering his third series. The 10th Doctor went through a companion a series.

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