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Published on December 5th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Gillan: “Matt looked mental”

Speaking to The Independent, Amy Pond actress Karen Gillan described Matt Smith as like a “mad scientist” when she went for her second audition for the show.

Apparently Smith was “dazzling” and when Gillan first saw him in character and left her quite taken aback, something that would happen to anyone if they had a live interaction with Matt when he was playing the Eleventh Doctor! Karen said that:

“He’s much more other-worldly than the other Doctors…he just looked mental. He was going so mental that he was spitting. I was thinking, ‘He looks like a mad scientist.’ “

The Doctor Who Christmas special, A Christmas Carol will be broadcast this month and Karen herself will be sitting down with her parents and tuning in to watch the show while the rest of us do!

When asked about her role in Series 6 of Doctor Who, she remained very secretive but did reveal:

“I think a lot’s going to happen to Amy. A lot!”

A Christmas Carol, will be broadcast in the UK on December 25th 2010, while Series 6 will start showing in 2011.

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