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Karen Gillan Says She’s Open to Returning to Doctor Who, but Don’t Count on It

Could Amy Pond actually return to Doctor Who? Karen Gillan, who portrayed the red headed companion from 2010 to 2013, says she’d revisit the role if they asked her. The subject came up during an interview with TheWrap, as she prepares to step back into another role—Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. When we last saw her, she married Rory Williams and gave birth to a daughter named Melody Pond, who turned out to be River Song. At the time of her departure, Gillan said she was against returning because she didn’t want to take away from her grand exit. However, it looks like she’s had a change of heart.

“If they ask me, I would be back there in a shot, but I think I’m more excited about seeing Pearl [Mackie] take over as companion, because she was amazing.” It’s true, we can’t stop gushing over the Doctor’s new companion Bill and her penchant for asking all the important questions. So, while it would be great to see Amy Pond pop in for a visit, I think we’ll do just fine with Mackie.

Gillan will be busy, anyway, with not only Guardians but also an appearance in Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1 and 2. Plus, she’s set to make her directorial debut with the feature-length film Tupperware Party, which she also wrote. The comedy is slated for release sometime in 2018.  Doctor Who will return in the spring. 

(via Comic Book Resources, image via screencap)

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