Karen Gillan got quite excited using a gun.
Amy Pond should be nowhere near a gun,” exclaims Karen. “I remember for a previous episode I had to fire a gun with blanks, followed quickly by Rory shouting ARGHHH as though I had hit him. I completely forgot this when action was called, so when I fired and he shouted, I really thought I had shot him! It was awful! In this episode when she gets hold of a gun you can see the fear on the faces of the other characters, but they weren’t acting, I genuinely think all of the actors including Matt and Arthur were in fear for their lives!
If Rory looks scared when Amy handles a gun, you can bet that Arthur Darvill was channelling real fear!
I am always terrified when Karen picks up anything! Of course there was a guy there to make sure it wasn’t loaded. But Karen is better at these things than she pretends to be, even though she looks like she is made of spaghetti!