Saturday, April 23, 2011

Craig Ferguson Chats Up DOCTOR WHO's Karen Gillan

At last, the holy trinity of current Doctor Who stars appearing on CBS' The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson is now complete.

First, it was the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, followed shortly by Professor River Song, Alex Kingston.  So the next logical choice to appear on the talk show was Amy Pond, played by actress Karen Gillan, as she joined Ferguson last night to help promote the Series Six premiere of Doctor Who on BBC America.

Gillan was introduced after a brief clip from the episode "The Impossible Astronaut," where the Doctor tries on an astronaut helmet and geeks over how cool it is.  Immediately, she became exicted that Ferguson had a miniature TARDIS replica on his desk and Ferguson, a fellow Scot, knowingly smiled and remarked that yes, he was aware of Doctor Who.

Mentioning that "The Impossible Astronaut" was partially filmed in Monument Valley, Utah, where part of the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was also shot, Gillan confessed that she has only seen the latest of the four Indiana Jones films, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  She then said she has been receiving some flack for it...and rightly so, I'd like to add on a personal note.

Gillan discussed growing up in Inverness, located in the Highlands of Scotland, and even claimed to have seen the Loch Ness Monster at one time.  Of course, longtime Doctor Who fans already know that she wasn't the first companion to see the Monster.  She then remarked on currently living in Cardiff and London during filming for Doctor Who and that she had to audition for the role of Amy Pond.

Other brief topics of note during the interview included discussion of whether there could be a female or an animal Doctor and Gillan's mum being a major Whovian, right down to owning some Dalek Bubble Bath.

Thanks to DrPinch2190, you can see the full interview on YouTube below...

So when is it Arthur Darvill's turn to appear on the show, Craig?

1 comment:

  1. I just wish that Ferguson would have asked her about not knowing how to SWIM! I still feel cheated that Gaiman didn't get to do the Tardis swimming pool scene because my fav redheaded side kick can't flipping swim!? Jump into the loch dear Karen & kick those fabulous legs! Cheers for a great post!