Young Amy Pond looks EXACTLY like Karen Gillan now

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From Digital Spy

Remember the young Amy Pond, from Matt Smith's first series as the Doctor? She was played with adorable pluck by Caitlin Blackwood, Karen Gillan's actual cousin. The 9-year-old got the part in Doctor Who despite never having met her older relative, because she was raised in Northern Ireland, not Scotland.

She was, of course, perfect casting.

Did she actually look like Karen Gillan, though? Possibly. Sort of. Same hair, at least. Similar accent.

Nowadays it's a different story – as shown by this picture she posted on Instagram.

Photo credit: Instagram

Here she is with cousin Karen a few years ago:

Photo credit: Instagram

Related: Doctor Who's Matt Smith and Karen Gillan almost starred in Merlin together

Caitlin, now 16, is still an actress. She appeared in the web series Cops and Monsters, and has been cast in two upcoming projects – the movie Journey Bound and a short film called Sundown.

Karen, meanwhile, will appear later this month in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, followed by Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle later this year.

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