Posted by Tsaress in Jul 18,2014 with No Comments
Q: Karen Gillan: “Villain” and “Action Star,” are those two things you ever thought were going to happen for you?
Gillan: No. I’m having a surreal moment hearing you say that, especially in the American accent! (laughs) That’s the coolest thing I’ve ever heard! But no, I didn’t anticipate that ever happening. No.
Q: Can you talk about this version of Nebula and what you’re bringing to the role?
Gillan: I think Nebula’s a really interesting character. What I really like to play around with is how jealous she is as a person. She’s Gamora’s sister, and there’s a lot of sibling rivalry going on. That’s the most interesting aspect about her character to me. So I really played with that and what it can do to a person, because jealousy can consume you and turn you bitter and ugly, and I’ve kind of played with that. And she’s a total sadist. (laughs)
“That was one of the things that was most attractive about the role for me, getting to learn to do an American accent,” Gillan said. “I watched a lot of American TV shows for this — research. I went to SoulCycle to listen to the women there. It’s an amalgamation of all the girls who go to Soul Cycle.”
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Karen Gillan is discovering there’s ‘Not Another Happy Ending’ with the cable VOD release of her new comedy. Film Movement has announced it will release the film on August 8 on all major providers, including Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon. The cable VOD release will be followed by a DVD and digital VOD release in January 2015.
Q: Zoe Saldana called you “brave” and said she couldn’t believe some of the things you were doing on set – what are these things she considers so wild and fantastical and awesome?
Gillan: Really? (laughs) I don’t know! That was very nice of her to say. I have no idea what she’s talking about. Basically, we had a very epic fight sequence, where I had to train for it. Zoe was shooting, so she didn’t train as much as me, but she is way better at stunts than I am, because she was a dancer and she’s done films like this before. But I had to train for two months, every day that I wasn’t filming to be able to do this fight sequence. It was an hour a day, basically, and they were like, “in order for something to be second nature, you have to do it 6,000 times!” I was like, “oh my God!” So now, I think I could like fight! (laughs) Only if they hit me with the choreographed moves though.
Posted by Tsaress in Jul 09,2014 with No Comments
Not really much Karen but a nice little featurette
Posted by Tsaress in Jul 03,2014 with No Comments
Interview is from here
IGN TV: You’re doing a modern interpretation of a very classic tale. What’s the dynamic like between your characters?
Karen Gillan: Well, I play a character called Eliza, who is very active on social media, very obsessed with herself, her Twitter account and her various Facebook profiles. Then she realizes that she doesn’t really have any friends in real life, so then she hires Henry…
IGN: It’s a very specific character you’re playing, Karen. What was it like finding that within you?
Gillan: Loved it! I love playing this character so much. I get so much joy from the beginning of this process, of creating the character to then performing it with John. I’ve loved every second of it. I basically just went down to SoulCycle and listened to all the girls, and I watched American TV shows and reality shows to create this version of this character. She’s probably doing an act herself. She probably didn’t grow up talking like that. So it was quite interesting for me being a British person to do my interpretation of an American girl doing a version of an American girl, you know what I mean?
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