Karen Gillan: 'I'll never return to Doctor Who'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 August 2012
Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan has confirmed she will never return to 'Doctor Who' in the future as she has a "no cameo" rule

Karen Gillan will never return to 'Doctor Who'.

The actress - who plays the Doctor's assistant Amy Pond - has ruled out returning to the programme in 2013, when the show will celebrate its 50th anniversary and she says she feels she's learnt a lot from the show.

She said: "I decided there'd be no cameo returns after I leave. I want the impact of the end of the Pond era to remain strong. I don't want to spoil it by coming back a few episodes later to say hello.

"I feel like I've grown up and that I can now handle situations a bit better because I'm a more assertive person. I'm starting to feel more like the person that I want to be."

Arthur Darvill, who plays her on-screen lover Rory Williams, admits it was "emotional" filming his final scenes on the show.

He told Radio Times magazine: "The script read-through for episode five was emotional. I had my hand on Kazza's back, trying to help her get through it. But I didn't want the actors who'd come in for just one episode to think we were really self-indulgent because we were all crying. It must have been really weird for them."


1. Nicholas17 Jan 2013, 12:42am Report

Ya know, I've been seeing this dreary thing since 1966, off and on.
It is so big in the states now to..... BBC America.
And I never understood the attraction to these never changing, beat down, ruddy old excuses for sci-fi. Ever noticed how the enemy (Darlicks or whatever) remain the same in every way.
Just tradition again me thinks.

2. Cliff Hulcoop26 Dec 2013, 3:00am Report

Famous last words re: xmas 2013

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