Karen Gillan may be gone from Doctor Who, but it looks like she’ll always have a place on CBS’ The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
On her twenty-fifth birthday, the actress returned for third appearance on the late-night talk show to promote the Doctor Who Series Seven, Part One DVD set that was recently released. A clip of her final on-screen appearance in the episode “The Angels Take Manhattan” was shown, which featured the sad graveyard scene where Gillan’s character Amy Pond allows herself to be touched by a Weeping Angel and disappears back in time.
As Ferguson displayed the DVD set to the audience, Gillan remarked that star Matt Smith complained about her being too heavy for him for the set’s cover image of the Doctor carrying an unconscious Amy Pond. “He’s a thin gentleman,” quipped Ferguson with a cheeky smile. “I mean, very attractive but he’s kinda got that 1970s David Bowie thing going on.”
Gillan then shared what was going on in her life since leaving Doctor Who. After filming Oculus, a “kind of horror” movie, in Alabama, she’s obtained a legal visa to remain in the States and has moved to Los Angeles.
The actress later sang a Gaelic song with Ferguson’s robot sidekick Geoff Peterson and was warned by Ferguson about the Los Angeles sun affecting her pale skin. “Yeah,” replied Gillan, “I’m gonna get more freckles and then they’ll join up and then I’ll be completely ginger.”
If you’d like to check out the full segment, you can view it below thanks to YouTube user Someoddstuff…