When we last left Amy…Well we don’t know when we last left Amy just yet but when we rejoined the non-melty Amy Pond she was about to give birth to the unknown baby – a birth which Karen Gillan knows will haunt Amy for a long time to come.
Speaking to TV & Satellite Week Magazine Gillan reveals that underneath the shocks and THAT TWIST was a situation that Amy found herself in that Gillan thought ‘disturbing’.
However, Karen was no sleeping partner in getting the upgrade from ‘scary’ to ‘disturbing'; she consulted her mother for advice on making it as ‘horrific’ as possible:
“It is really, really emotional for Amy what she goes through. I think any woman watching will really feel for her. It is something that I actually found quite difficult to understand so I had to speak to my mum about the labour scene and just tried to make it really horrific.”
Quite just how her mother knows about being kidnapped, cloned, locked in a white box and being haunted by the face of Mrs. Orton from Prick Up Your Ears remains to be seen.
Any one of the those events would be traumatic enough but adding icing to that misery cake is Gillan’s own tease that after A Good Man Goes to War Amy might not be the same again:
“Definitely, that is one of the things I set out to do because of something that happens to her to do with giving birth, which would really affect anyone. It is going to change her in a big way for the long run and I think we are going to get to see Amy in a really different light.”
Its no wonder that after Gillan has finished her work on the BBC Four one off drama We’ll Take Manhattan based on the relationship between 60’s fashion icon Jean Shrimpton and photographer David Bailey, she’ll be taking some time off to ‘think’.