Karen Gillan - Karen Gillan Relieved To Be Leaving 'Dr. Who'

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Karen Gillan has turned heads for her role as the current 'Doctor Who' sidekick Amy Pond over the last couple of years, but it's now been revealed she's set to leave the show - and talking in a TV interview the actress insisted she couldn't feel more relieved. Gillan has portrayed Pond, the feisty ginger-haired compadre of the Doctor from series five until seven since making her debut on the show in 2010, but speaking to Graham Norton on his show she said she was now looking at her future challenges following the announcement which she'd "known for ages."
The Press Association reports Gillan saying "I have known for ages that I am leaving and it's such a massive relief that it is out and I can speak freely about it. I'm back next year for a few episodes but it's not actually confirmed when I go."
Now Gillan is looking ahead to a role playing model jean Shrimpton - something that's got approval from the 60s stunner herself. "She gave her consent to having it made but then didn't want anything to do with it because she is quite reclusive," commented the 24 year-old, "But she saw it and she really liked it and left a voicemail saying she thought it was really accurate. That was the best compliment I could have got."


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