So Karen Gillan leaving Doctor Who was all HER idea?

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Dec 16, 2012

Color us even more confused than ever, but Doctor Who's Matt Smith is not the only one who likes to puzzle the heck out of Who fans: Karen Gillan, who plays the Doctor's companion, Amy Pond, also added to our complete befuddlement.

While backstage at the National Television Awards—where the Scottish actress got her hands on the "Drama Performance--Female" gong—Gillan apparently insisted that she had no regrets concerning her decision to leave Doctor Who:

"I don't regret it, but there is a huge part of me that is so sad to be going."

Uh? Wait a second here. Is Karen Gillan actually saying that the decision to leave Doctor Who was actually hers and not a creative choice decided upon by the Doctor Who Powers That Be, meaning Who showrunner Steven Moffat and company? Or is it simply a slip of the tongue on the part of the actress?

At this point, we really don't know what to think.

"I can say honestly from the bottom of my heart,'' Gillan added, ''I've had the best years of my life on this show and don't know if I'll ever going to have this much fun again. So I'm really sad to be going, but all stories come to their natural end. It's time to move on to other things."

What do you guys think? Is there something we missed? Do you believe Karen Gillan was actually the one who decided to leave Doctor Who?

(via Digital Spy and Doctor Who TV)