Karen Gillan arriving at BBC studios + surprised by Doctor life change
Karen Gillan wears a cute cat sweater as she arrives at BBC Radio 1 Studios in London on Friday afternoon (August 31).
The 24-year-old Scottish-born actress met up with some friends after promoting the new series premiere of Doctor Who, which is TONIGHT on BBC America.
Karen recently told The List that after her character Amy Pond bows off of the show, she won’t be coming back.
“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,” she shared. “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.”
Karen Gillan surprised by Doctor life change
Karen Gillan has admitted she is shocked at how different her life is since she rose to fame as Amy Pond in 'Doctor Who.'
Karen Gillan is surprised at how much her life has changed since starring in 'Doctor Who.'
The actress - who rose to fame as sidekick Amy Pond in the sci-fi programme -admits she walked into the role "blindly" and never expected to be under so much scrutiny.
She said: "Everything's changed. The work is heavily scrutinised, you're photographed in places where you might not expect it. It was a bit of adjustment to make.
"People tell you but until it happens you've got no idea. I walked into it quite blindly. The pap stuff goes in waves depending on if the show is on or not. Getting your picture taken when you leave the house is always weird."
The 24-year-old star - who is appearing as Amy for the final time in the next series - says she's had a great time playing Amy Pond and admits her co-star Matt Smith - who plays the Doctor - has had a huge influence on her.
She told the Metro newspaper: "I learned so much from Matt Smith in terms of inventiveness and being in the moment and seeing where it takes you - that's what I love most about acting now.