Karen, speaking to BBC Radio Four’s Women’s Hour, said;
“I was obviously aware of Doctor Who and knew what a Dalek was, but it wasn’t on TV when I was growing up.
“I had never watched it and I wasn’t a follower of the show at all. I have just really got into it since i gotÂ a part in it.”
The Inverness gal said she would quite happily shun the spotlight, prefering quiet nights in with her long-term boyfriend Photographer Patrick Green. However, she isn’t ungrateful for the success the role has given her:
“Getting the role of Amy has changed my life in so many ways because it’s like no other job in the UK. But my personal life is exactly the same as it was.
“The only difference is that I’m on telly on a Saturday night and people recognise me when I go out. I have a long-term boyfriend, I’m still with him and it just remains the same.”
Gillan is currently filming the Christmas Special, rumoured to be called ‘Father Who’ which guest-stars Dumbledore himself Sir Michael Gambon and singer Katherine Jenkins.
(via The Scotsman)