Why Karen Gillan fondled Matt Smith during their final Who scene

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

Filming your last scene ever on a TV series can screw with your already heightened emotions and self-control, making you do things you'd never, ever do in a million years. Like, maybe, fondling and groping your co-star? Well, that's exactly what Karen Gillan did when she filmed her very last scene on Doctor Who.

That's what Matt Smith—who plays the Eleventh Doctor—revealed to an American TV audience, according to The Mirror.

The 29-year old Doctor Who star revealed that Karen Gillan pinched his bottom and tried to canoodle with him as they were filming the heartbreaking finale in which the Doctor loses the Ponds on Who.

Bottom pinching? Canoodling? Um, a bit of self-control, Karen. Please?

Arthur Darvill, who plays Rory Williams—better known to all of us Whovians and general fans alike as Amy's hubby Rory Ponds—said, "The last scene that we shot was inside the TARDIS with all three of us, and we were then in darkness, and we had a big hug."

"We had a hug.'' Matt Smith added, ''And Karen fondled me. I called her 'fondling bottom Gillan'."

Darvill then chimed in, "Yes. All those feelings have been kept inside for so long just suddenly came out."

"I was in bits." Karen Gillan then admitted. "I didn't want to go. There were tears, a lot of tears. But it is the best exit ever."

Smith then added, "I miss the guys, but all good things must come to an end, and frankly they are out. But they go out with a bang and a tear."

Best exit ever? We better hope so, with all the fondling, groping and canoodling. Just, guys, we don't recommend that you do that ever with any of your work colleagues. There are laws against that, you know?

Still, we're wondering if the fondling and canoodling is part of Karen Gillan's evil master plan of teaching new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman how to wind Matt Smith up on the Doctor Who set ... food for thought, guys, food for thought.

(via The Mirror)