Karen Gillan: 'Matt exhausted me during filming'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 September 2012
Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan felt "exhausted" watching Matt Smith act during her final scenes on 'Doctor Who'

Karen Gillan was "exhausted" watching Matt Smith act during her final 'Doctor Who' scenes.

The flame-haired actress - who plays the Doctor's assistant Amy Pond in the BBC sci-fi series - admits filming her final scenes, which take place in her on-screen character's family home, were troublesome because she got tired watching him rush around the house doing chores.

She said: "In some ways the Doctor would be a fantastic guest as he is so quick and has loads of energy so you would never be bored. However, you would also be very tired. He has the energy of a child, but quadrupled. It was actually quite exhausting watching Matt act it all out, cleaning, mowing the lawn, but he did them pretty well."

Amy will exit the show in episode five of the current series, and she admits the read-through prior to filming was the "hardest" part.

She added: "The read-through for the last episode was actually the hardest bit to do, just because it was such a good script - such a good exit, and it was like, 'Oh this is how it is going to happen! Really surprising, but the best exit ever."

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