Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has revealed details of her exit, saying that her character Amy Pond will leave the sci-fi programme in a very ‘final’ way.
The actress will exit Doctor Who along with Arthur Darvill, who plays Amy’s husband Rory on the hit BBC show, in an episode to be screened in two weekends’ time.
Fans have been speculating about the pair’s departure from the series for some time and Gillan’s discussion of their exit will only add fuel to the fire, despite her insistence that the finality of the episode ‘doesn’t necessarily’ mean Amy and Rory die.
Speaking to The Big Issue, Gillan described the upcoming episode as a ‘love letter to the Ponds’ and went on to allay fans’ fears of a dramatic death.
She said: ‘That doesn’t necessarily mean death, but it will be pretty final. So yeah, you are going to cry. I hope so, anyway. I like making you cry. That makes me happy…’
Speaking about her character’s legacy, the actress added: ‘I love this girl… I want to see her go out in flames of glory, where we see her at her absolute best.
‘I just want people to look back over the Pond era fondly. I have had the best years of my life on this show, hand on my heart.’
She then added that she thought the plot handed to Amy and Rory was the perfect way to see their characters off, saying: ‘the most important thing about a story is how it finishes.’
Catch the full interview with Karen Gillan in this week’s Big Issue, which is sold by homeless and vulnerably housed vendors for £2.50, with £1.25 of the cover price going directly to the vendor.