Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan on the “best exit ever!”

Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan on leaving, and ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’.

Doctor Who Series 7
Doctor Who Series 7
Karen Gillan as Amy Pond and Matt Smith as the Doctor

Speaking to BBC Wales, departing Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan revealed that she refused to read her final scene, which will appear in Episode 5 of Series 7, ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’, saying, “Matt [Smith] and Arthur [Darvill] really wanted to discuss it with me, she explains, but I just couldn’t bring myself to read it!”

She did eventually, though, and it was no less emotional as a result.

“Our last proper scene was the three of us walking into the TARDIS, which was fantastic, we just started hugging. 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!

“I will miss spending time with my good friends Arthur and Matt; it has literally been the best time of my life!”

Doctor Who ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’ is airing 29 September 2012 on BBC One HD. The first half of Doctor Who Series 7 is released 12 November 2012, and is available to pre-order on DVD, priced £17, and Blu-ray, priced £20.99, from Amazon.co.uk.