Saturday, September 10, 2011

Doctor Who - TV Guide: Arthur Darvill Interview

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TV GUIDE: Doctor Who's Arthur Darvill: I Hope Rory Stops Dying

Sep 9, 2011
by Hanh Nguyen

The constant threat of death may be part of a Doctor Who companion's job description, but for Rory Williams, it's not just a threat. He's died, or at least appeared to die, so many times in the series, he's been compared to South Park's Kenny.

"I think it's gotten a bit much for him, all the dying," Arthur Darvill, who plays Rory, told reporters on a call to promote Saturday's Doctor Who episode, airing at 9/8c on BBC America. "I kept seeing it as a running joke. A lot of times it happens because he puts himself in the way of danger for other people. He's a hero, he's a bumbling hero. I have no idea if it's going to keep happening. I personally hope that Rory just stops dying..."


... In "The Girl Who Waited," Rory had better stay alive: His wife Amy (Karen Gillan) and the Doctor (Matt Smith) will suddenly find themselves dependent on him to save the day. Amy becomes trapped in an eerie, white facility in another time stream. Although the Doctor can use the TARDIS to break in, he doesn't dare to enter because the facility quarantines victims of an alien plague that's fatal to the Doctor.

"The Doctor's left on the TARDIS. Rory's kind of sent off to go to help Amy on his own, which I think is quite a big responsibility for him," Darvill said. "He doesn't really want to put himself in danger, but as soon as it's anything to do with Amy being in danger, he'll just throw himself in straightaway..."

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