Amy Pond set for explosive Doctor Who exit

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 September 2012
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan and Matt Smith

Karen Gillan is pleased with her on-screen alter-ego Amy Pond's dramatic exit from 'Doctor Who' and has promised fans an emotional final episode

Amy Pond will leave 'Doctor Who' in "flames of burning glory".

Karen Gillan - who plays the Time Lord's fiery sidekick Amy - has hinted at an emotional and explosive exit for her character in tonight's (29.09.12) hotly-anticipated episode of the BBC One sci-fi show.

The popular actress told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was hard to film at points because I was getting nostalgic.

"I kept thinking, 'This is the last time I will do this or that'. But I couldn't have asked for a better way to go, it is so good.

"All I wanted was for her to go out in flames of burning glory. I definitely think she does that."

Although details of Amy's exit from the programme alongside her husband Rory (Arthur Darvill) have been kept under wraps, Karen's comment ties in with promotional images of the Doctor (Matt Smith) carrying her through a fiery blaze and promises a tragic climax.

The 24-year-old star also admitted she felt overly emotional while filming her final episode, 'The Angels Take Manhattan', and struggled to compose herself on set because she was so upset about leaving the cult TV show.

Karen explained: "I was emotional for about two weeks filming the episode and I was crying at everything. Things that weren't even sad, anything would set me off.

"Everything was already bubbling under the surface. So in my final scene it is not even acting, it is real because I knew I had to leave in real life and I had to leave Matt and Arthur.

"It was something that came really naturally."

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