Doctor Who Karen Gillan: we love her.

Published on February 10th, 2014 | by Andrew Reynolds

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Karen Gillan Gets Interview Wrong, Creates Surreal Masterpiece

Enter the world of Karen Gillan; former Doctor Who companion, upcoming baldy villainess in Guardians of the Galaxy and mad as a March Hare.

Attempting to drum up some publicity for the DVD release of Not Another Happy Ending – the quirkiest of quirky rom-coms about a depressed novelist who suffers cataclysmic writers block thanks to an onset bout of happiness – The Guardian sent the lovely redhead some questions to give her an idea of what a potential interview might cover.

Instead of preparing with this new information, she just went ahead and answered them.

So here they are; welcome to Gillan’s Island – it’s bright, cheery and a little bit delightful:

You retweet photos from History In Pictures a lot. What moment from history would you most like to photograph?

ELVIS. In any capacity possible. Perhaps if I’m visiting a moment I could interact with him? I’d go to Prestwick airport and wait for him to touch down in the UK that one and only time.

You’ve made a film about a haunted mirror [2013’s Oculus] Does your character ever try to solve the problem by punching a mirror, like Kiefer Sutherland did in Mirrors?

My character knows the power of this particular mirror. No punch is a match for this creepy entity.

Complete this joke: ‘Knock Knock/ Who’s there?/ Dr…’

…Charles, I work with memory loss./Doctor charles who?/Oh no, this is worse than I thought.

Does Not Another Happy Ending have a happy ending?

Buy the DVD in February to find out. PUBLICITY!

Last time I saw you, you were panicking extensively about a flight you thought you’d miss. Did you miss it?

Which flight? This happens all the time. I always make it in the end though.

When you were bald, what sort of hat did you favour?

Those Scottish hat’s [sic] with the ginger hair poking out the sides.

Who’s your least favourite Doctor Who companion?

The worst Dr Who companion by far was Lassie. And yes, everyone says that dogs are the best companions but this thing NEVER LISTENED! Rummaged through the bins, left hair in a Dalek plunger. Ate my tiny reading glasses. I forget which episodes Lassie was in. But definitely her.

Not Another Happy Ending is available to buy now for £9.99 from Amazon.

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




5 Responses to Karen Gillan Gets Interview Wrong, Creates Surreal Masterpiece

  1. avatar vortexter says:

    My love for Karen deepens with every scatty thought she brightens my day with.(sigh….)

  2. avatar Al says:

    Lassie? HA! I would love to see Karen Gillan and Jennifer Lawrence interviewed together. Manchester would implode. (Nothing against Manchester, that was just the first city that came to mind.)

  3. avatar Philip Bates says:

    She is rather wonderful.

  4. avatar Gareth says:

    I never understood how Karen comes across as so scatty and likable in real life and yet they made Amy Pond so self – centered and dour when they could of taken advantage of her natural humour and personality.

    • avatar Geoff says:

      Because what you and I see as self centred and dour they see as sassy and sexy. I suppose it’s just personal preference but I’m with you. Still good for her, she played what was written and a lot of people did like it.

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