Companions Travel For Free
TWoP: Which was your favorite alien from the first season?
Gillan: Ah, the weeping angels are my favorite monsters of all-time on Doctor Who. I love the episode "Blink." It's so good. What I love about them is that you don't actually see them do anything, which is the scariest thing, because somehow it's left to your imagination and it begins to run wild just thinking all these thoughts.
TWoP: They are terrifying and have given me many sleepless nights.
Gillan: Yeah! I just thought that was a really clever idea. And [this season they have] made it into a two-parter. [They're] are even scarier this time.
TWoP: Amy reminds me a little bit of Gwen on Torchwood.
Gillan: Oh, really? I don't watch Torchwood, but I need to!
TWoP: I was just thinking that if they ever met, they'd be fun together. They both have a very accepting way of dealing with all these crazy things happening around them.
Gillan: That could be interesting! A little crossover! I didn't know that, but I'm going to go investigate that.
TWoP: How's working with Matt?
Gillan: It is so fantastic. It's quite crazy working with Matt, actually. You never know what's going to happen from one minute to the next, which is really great as an actor, because he keeps you on your toes. You just have to go with it! Each take is completely different with him, and even though he's off-camera, he sort of works hard to get reactions out of you. He's really generous in that way. We work really hard and just try to keep it alive with lots of energy. And we just have a laugh! It's so much fun.
TWoP: Can you ever see the Doctor and Amy as a couple, or do you think they're just sort of platonic friends?
Gillan: I think that they're just best friends. But I'm not ruling anything out, though I quite like them just being best friends. Though, there is a lot of romance in this season.