Karen Gillan's 'properly emotional' Doctor Who departure
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 August 2012
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."