Doctor Who: a video postcard from Karen Gillan and Matt Smith

"Dear Arthur, wish you were here" joke the stars to their absent colleague, at Comic-Con 2011

If you can’t go away on holiday yourself, it’s at least nice to get a flavour of what you could be up to if you weren’t stuck in the grey, grim UK, right…?

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With that in mind, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have filmed an open postcard to their friend and colleague Arthur Darvill – aka Doctor Who’s Rory Williams – from sunny California. 

Wearing sunglasses and a broad grin, Matt Smith bemoans the “terrible weather” in San Diego, and explains that “no one really knows about Doctor Who” at Comic-Con (the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world).

Karen Gillan – looking rather 60s in striking eye make-up and a frilly collar – complains that she’s actually having “too much fun”, before finally signing off “Loser!” as the pair collapse into laughter.

It’s good to have friends…

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