Welcome to Adoring Karen Gillan, your best source for everything on actress and filmmaker Karen Gillan, who is best known for her role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who. Her upcoming projects include Jumanji 2 and the highly-anticipated Avengers: End Game. We aim to bring you all the latest news relating to Karen's career, and strive to remain 100% gossip-and-paparazzi-free.
Total Film (January ’18 Issue)

Our gallery has just been updated with high-quality digital scans of Karen in Total Film (January ’18 Issue), where she discussed “Doctor Who”, Marvel and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” amongst other things. She also talked about “The Party’s Just Beginning” and being behind the camera. Check out our gallery for some lovely facts!

Press > 2018 > Total Film (January) [+4]
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” Los Angeles Premiere

Karen, together with her fellow co-stars, attended the “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” Premiere in Los Angeles yesterday evening (December 11). She looked beautiful, wearing a gorgeous Reem Acra gold gown with Stella Luna heels and Belladora jewelry. Head over to our gallery to check out over 260 photos from the premiere.

Karen Gillan Covers The Sunday Times Style (December 10)

Sunday Style — The world has always been sceptical of an ambitious woman. She is seen as suspect in her motives, aggressive in her approach and, frankly, just a little unappealing. Karen Gillan is ambitious. The 30-year-old Scottish actress rose to fame in 2010 as Amy Pond, the fiery-haired companion to Matt Smith’s Doctor Who. Since hanging up her keys to the Tardis, she has fronted an American TV series, appeared in an Oscar-winning film and landed leading roles in three Hollywood franchises. From The Big Short to Guardians of the Galaxy to Avengers: Infinity War, Gillan’s IMDB page reads like a mildly pretentious 15-year-old’s list of favourite films, and shows her to be one of the most successful British actresses to make the leap across the pond. So, yes, Karen Gillan is ambitious. She’s ambitious and talented, and also softly spoken, very Scottish and has a mildly unhealthy knitwear addiction.

I do think in the UK we’re in danger of viewing ambition in a slightly negative way,” Gillan says when we sit down for breakfast at a trendy hotel in downtown New York. “In Los Angeles, people kind of celebrate that, and that’s one thing that I like about it.” She moved to LA in 2012, after three series of Doctor Who. “I was 24. I literally had a suitcase, nowhere to live, didn’t know anyone. I moved into this horrible little apartment, which ended up getting burgled. It was mental,” she says.


This Christmas, she stars in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a sequel to the 1995 classic, alongside Nick Jonas, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson. Of her co-stars, she says Jonas is “really nice, kind of chilled out and gentle”, while Johnson is “basically going to run the world one day. He’s just the most motivational, nicest person I’ve ever come across. You express any kind of insecurity about anything and he’s, like, ‘You can do it’, and then you’re just filled with the knowledge that you can do it.” Filming took place in the jungles of Hawaii, which meant 30-degree heat and a lot of mosquitoes. “It was a good laugh,” she says. “I mean, running away from imaginary animals is always fun. Doctor Who was the perfect training ground. I know how to look scared of things that aren’t there.

Who fans will be pleased to know that Amy and the Doctor remain steadfast companions: “Matt is one of my best friends. I don’t see him as much as I’d like to, just because we’re in different countries, but we speak all the time.” As a lifelong Whovian myself (yes, that’s a thing), the opportunity for me to ask Amy Pond for her thoughts on the first female Doctor feels too good to be true. The former companion’s enthusiasm is genuine: “I’m so excited! Jodie Whittaker is an amazing actress. I think she is going to do wonders with the role and I’m just excited for everyone to realise that a female can absolutely play it — it never should have been a question, ever.

Press > 2017 > The Sunday Times Style (December 10) [+1]
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 22 [+4]

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Karen Gillan Visits “This Morning”

Earlier today (December 8), Karen was a guest on “This Morning” in London to discuss “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle“. “Doctor Who” and “Avengers: Infinity War” were also brought up into conversation. Over 25 images have been added to our gallery.

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“Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” London Premiere

Yesterday evening (December 7), Karen attended the “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” London Premiere alongside her cast mates Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas and Jack Black. She looked absolutely ravishing in a golden Prada gown. Over 220 high-quality images have been added to our gallery.

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