HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAREN GILLAN! (28.11.1987)
the art of being five years old: by matt and karen [x]
‘Talked flirting techniques with Matt Smith over lunch. Is he good? “I like to think so.” Advice? “Be brave. Don’t be afraid to be stupid.”’
— Benjamin Cook, interviewing Matt Smith for The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2012
The first six episodes of the 2010 series were given an informal readthrough with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and the writers during June 2009, and then further refined; the Doctor’s comment of “Come on, Pond” was added based on how Matt teasingly spoke to Karen on set. The new TARDIS scene saw the Doctor saying to Amy “Come along Pond!”, drawing upon a playful phrase which Matt had started to use on set with Karen.
-Doctor Who Magazine #26 - The Doctor Who Companion,
Matt and Karen on the day they first met.