With all the hoopla surrounding the young Matt Smith as the new Doctor in the next season of Doctor Who, the BBC finally unveiled who his assistant will be – and she’s even younger than he is.Â Karen Gillian, a 21-year-old actress, will tag along with the Doctor on his next round of adventures that will air next year on the BBC.
Writer and executive producer Steven Moffat said they saw some “amazing actresses” but Gillan “walked through the door the game was up”.
He described her as “funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy. Or Scottish, which is the quick way of saying it”.
“A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too,” he added.
Even though she has appeared in a few shows, this is her first high profile project.