Yes, the skirt is quite short. Initially, they wanted me in trousers, just because of the practicality of running around. But I wanted the mini-skirt because I think it really suits Amy’s sassy character.
Billie has a quality that so few actors possess: you instantly like her. It doesn’t matter if you’re 16 watching her in Doctor Who or 65 watching her in Mansfield Park – you immediately connect with her. Billie’s appeal is completely natural – you can’t manufacture it. Some actors are adept at generating it, but Billie just has it effortlessly.
– James D’Arcy