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Published on June 21st, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Call me “Amy”

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has revealed that Doctor Who has not just changed her life – it’s changed her identity.

Doctor Who - Amy Pond is played by Karen GillanSpeaking recently, Gillan – who stars in the current series of Doctor Who as companion Amy Pond – spoke in wonder at the interest the show generates.

“Being in Doctor Who has completely changed my life,” she said. “There is no other show that brings the same level of interest and hype or frenzy around it.

“People call me Amy all the time now and I actually respond to it.”

One of the most embarrassing things is meeting an actor you admire and calling them by the name of their most renowned character. I’ve done it myself.

You shouldn’t feel any shame, of course – it happens all the time!

The Big Bang concludes the current series of Doctor Who – catch it at 6.05pm on Saturday, 26th June on BBC One and BBC HD.

(Via Digital Spy)


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

One Response to Call me “Amy”

  1. avatar 23skidoo says:

    At least when makes a personal appearance they actually announce her as Karen Gillan. I don’t know what it’s like for actors on Coronation Street or EastEnders, but here in North America it’s commonplace for actors in soap operas to be completely unknown by their real names, so much so that when they make personal appearances they are usually promoted as “Luke from General Hospital”. I’ve seen that for years. Personally, although can be a bit awkward I’d like to think calling someone by their character’s name is a compliment that means they did their job as an actor in making you forget they were an actor.

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