Amy Pond's Doctor Who Exit 'Very Final' - Karen Gillan
But actress says that doesn't necessarily mean death...
Doctor Who will be "very final".
The 24-year-old actress - who is now in her third series of the cult sci-fi drama - will be leaving the show in the "mid-season finale" The Angels Take Manhattan.
Show boss Stephen Moffat has described the episode as "a love letter to the Ponds", referring to Karen and her on-screen hubby Rory - played by Arthur Darvill.
Asked by The Big Issue what she thought he had meant, she replied: "That doesn't necessarily mean death, but it will be pretty final.
"So yeah, you are going to cry. I hope so, anyway. I like making you cry. That makes me happy.
"I love this girl... I want to see her go out in flames of glory, where we see her at her absolute best.
"I just want people to look back over the Pond era fondly. I have had the best years of my life on this show, hand on my heart."
The full interview with Karen can be read in the current edition of The Big Issue.
Her replacement character's name was revealed a month ago.