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Elise   /   Dec 10,2017   /   1 Comment

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.

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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]
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Elise   /   Dec 08,2017   /   1 Comment

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.

Public Appearances > 2017 > December 8: Visits ‘This Morning’, London [+27]
Elise   /   Dec 08,2017   /   0 Comments

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.


Elise   /   Nov 28,2017   /   1 Comment

Together with the rest of the casting, Karen attended the “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” Photocall in Kapolei, Hawaii on Monday (November 27). She looked adorable! More than 15 high-quality images have been added to our gallery — thank you Maria (www.tomsholland.com) for donating some of these.

Elise   /   Nov 28,2017   /   0 Comments

 
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Today is November 28th, 2017, which means we are celebrating Karen Gillan’s 30th birthday! On behalf of the site as well as of the fans from all over the world, we would like to wish her the very best of birthdays, as well as a fantastic upcoming year.
We are so proud of her and everything she has accomplished this year, from the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, to that of “The Circle” as well the filming of “Avengers: Infinity War”. We also cannot wait for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” as well! We love you and wish you the best Karen!
Feel free to send her birthday messages through Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayKarenGillan.