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Karen’s Brief Encounter

Karen Gillan spoke to The Guardian’s fashion pages recently, and copy appears online today in what can be described as a “brief encounter”.

We don’t normally feature quotes from entire external interviews on Kasterborous, mainly because it’s stealing, but also because it looks iffy. However in this case you will have to forgive us as the interview of the Guardian website is a tad short…

Apparently on the day of the interview and shoot, Karen had been up since 4am, part and parcel of being a star of Doctor Who, it seems.

“I don’t know how to sum it up. You get recognised, which is weird but nice. I guess I go out of the house wearing make-up more often than I did before.”

Interestingly, Ms Gillan hadn’t planned on being an actress, with her first love of music taking priority. I don’t think we’ll be getting a glimpse of a Katherine Jenkins/Karen Gillan duet in A Christmas Carol, however.

“I always wanted to get into music,” she says. “Then I was introduced to acting and it took over.” And what about Hollywood? “Hollywood?” she splutters. “Real people don’t go to Hollywood. I’m not going to sit here and say no, but it seems far-fetched to me.”

Normally at this point we would say “for the full interview, visit The Guardian” – however, you just read the full interview.

Very shoddy, Grauniad, very shoddy.

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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