Welcome to Adoring Karen Gillan, your best source for everything on the Scottish actress Karen Gillan. Karen is best known for her role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, as well as Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy. Her upcoming projects include the highly anticipated Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Party's Just Beginning and Avengers: Infinity War.

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Elise   /   Jan 19,2018   /   0 Comments

Screen Daily — Dubbed The Young & the Wild, the programme is a series of screenings and events for young audiences that takes place during the main festival, June 20 – July 1 in 2018.

Alongside her roles in current global box office topper Jumanji and Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, 2017 also saw Gillan make her debut as a writer-director with The Party’s Just Beginning (previously Tupperware Party), which is now in post-produciton.

Inverness-born Gillan was previously a juror at EIFF in 2015. Her responsibilities in her new role as patron are still being firmed up. The Young & the Wild strand is expanding this year due to support from the Year of Young People 2018 event fund, an initiative managed by organisation EventScotland.

Gillan commented: “I am delighted that EventScotland is supporting EIFF’s The Young & the Wild programme for the Year of Young People 2018. This builds on the great work EIFF has been doing for the past four years in developing and inspiring young people who have a passion for cinema.

Through this programme young people will be able to access great international cinema, but more importantly learn from filmmakers form around the world who will visit EIFF in June,” she added.

EIFF deputy artistic director Diane Henderson added: “To have support from Karen Gillan, one of Scotland’s most treasured and successful actor/writer/directors, is a huge honour for us.

Elise   /   Jan 04,2018   /   0 Comments

Earlier today (January 4), Karen, Dwayne Johnson and director Jake Kasdan all attended the “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” Beijing Premiere, which was followed by a Q&A. She was wearing a beautiful sparkling Prada gown. Thank you Elle (www.joe-keery.com) for sending some of these our way.

Elise   /   Dec 18,2017   /   1 Comment

WWD — “I just realized that I timed this really badly…so at some point, room service is going to arrive during this interview.” Karen Gillan is on the phone from her hotel room in Atlanta, where she is living while she shoots the new “Avengers” movie. On the menu? “Some poached eggs, some sausages,” she says. “I’ve got some serious breakfast vibes going on.

The Scottish actress stars in the remake of the 1995 classic “Jumanji” film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” out Dec. 20, which means much of her life is on the road for press at the moment. “I almost dropped everything in hands because I am the biggest fan of the original ever,” she says of when she first learned of the remake. “It’s in my top three films of all time. And I was instantly terrified and then protective over it. It is its own movie in its own right and it pays enough homage to the original, but it’s going to keep fans of the original happy, I think — it certainly did for me. And then — oh here’s the room service — one sec…

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The “Jumanji” project has garnered attention for months, and when an early still of Gillan in a rather miniscule costume emerged online it was met with backlash and accusations of sexism. “I think gender equality is very much at the forefront of our conversation right now and that makes me really happy, so it’s good that people are talking about it,” the actress says in response. “Then along comes this photo where all the men are covered and then the girl is like scantily clad, of course it’s going to…when you look at it out of context, it’s sort of ridiculous. So I’m not surprised by people’s’ reaction at all actually.” But, she promises, the short shorts are not without their purpose. “We’re actually aware of that trope and we’re sort of making fun of it,” she says. “And my character is so unhappy about it. But yeah, it’s not necessarily a negative thing that people are talking about it — it gets to reinforce it.

In the meantime, Gillan is focusing her efforts on writing and directing, and just finished her film “The Party’s Just Beginning,” following a young woman coping with the suicide of her best friend, set in her hometown in Scotland. “I read a statistic that the suicide rate in the Highlands of Scotland is higher than anywhere else in Scotland,” Gillan explains. “It just instantly struck me as strange because I grew up there and it is so beautiful. It’s constantly voted the best place to live in the U.K. It’s idyllic and picturesque and I was just like ‘why is this weird thing happening here of all places?’ I wanted to explore that, so I did that in the film.” Acting is fun and all, but directing is where she sees her career moving. “I feel like it’s just exactly what I should be doing,” she says. “I feel totally stimulated by it.” But first, breakfast.

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 23 [+6]
Elise   /   Dec 14,2017   /   0 Comments

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]
Elise   /   Dec 12,2017   /   1 Comment

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.