Belfast Telegraph

Gillan reveals Simpsons role desire

Actress Karen Gillan arrives at a signing event at Hamleys in Glasgow
Actress Karen Gillan arrives at a signing event at Hamleys in Glasgow

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has said she wants to be in an episode of The Simpsons.

The 22-year-old, who plays Amy Pond in the Doctor Who series, said the chance of being part of the cartoon series programme would be "really cool".

The star was speaking as she signed boxes containing a five-inch version of her character along with posters for more than 200 fans at toy store Hamleys in Glasgow's St Enoch Centre.

Asked whether she had been approached about being in The Simpsons, she said: "I haven't. Maybe someone has. I don't know anything about it.

"That would be really cool. That's almost on a par with being a doll because being a Simpsons character, all yellow and stuff, would be really cool."

Gillan also said she wanted to see ginger wigs in shops as part of Doctor Who merchandise for her character Amy Pond.

When asked what else she would like to see amongst Doctor Who merchandise, she said: "I really want to bring out a range of ginger wigs."

"I think that I should have my own Amy Pond wigs to sell to people," she laughed.

Speaking about the new Amy Pond figure, she said: "It is so, so strange. It's one of the most surreal things I have ever seen, actually, because it's yourself, immortalised in plastic and miniature. It's something to show the grandkids. It's pretty cool."

Press Association


From Belfast Telegraph