Saturday, September 29, 2012

Doctor Who - SciFi and TV Talk: Arthur Darvill Interview

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SCIFI AND TV TALK: Doctor Who's Arthur Darvill Talks Season Seven

by Steve Eramo

Having joined Doctor Who in the fifth season, Arthur Darvill's character of Rory Williams became a regular character in season six and is now set to make his departure alongside onscreen wife Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) in The Angels Take Manhattan. Here in this fourth and final BBC America press interview, he shares his favorite moments, monsters and how you can make Karen scream!

"The great thing about Doctor Who is that it always tries to better itself and that has really happened this season," says Darvill fondly. "It feels like a movie! What is fantastic is that the Daleks are actually scary in Asylum of the Daleks. It was quite an odd experience being on set that day, not only because of all of the Daleks, but because there was generally a lot more people on set as they were so excited about what was about to happen.

"Such an amazing title, but to be honest I wasn’t sure how they were going to do it, getting Dinosaurs on a Spaceship! But that episode is made extra special with Mark Williams playing Rory’s dad. He is absolutely hilarious, so lovely and just a funny guy," recalls the actor. With one of the biggest sets ever built to house the prehistoric creatures, Darvill notes, "The dinosaurs were huge. Going on set was like walking in to a massive aircraft carrier..."


... We know Matt Smith is fond of pranks on set, but did Darvill also torment Karen? "During down time on set if there was a lull, a great way to entertain yourself was to tell Karen that a moth was flying around her head. She would literally go mad, flinging her arms around and screaming. It was hilarious! She hates anything with wings!"

"It is such a big family," says Darvill, talking about what he will miss the most about the show. "But Matt, Karen and I still chat every few days and meet up when we can. The great thing about Doctor Who is that you get to work with the best of the best. It has been such a fantastic adventure and I hope everyone enjoys the remainder of the ride..."

Doctor Who airs Saturday at 9/8C on BBC America.

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