Guardians, Shakespeare & Nudity: It's Karen Gillan!

It has been three years since we waved an emotional goodbye to Amelia Pond but Karen Gillan will forever remain a wild, kooky part of the Doctor Who story. Here’s is what she’s been up to.


A hashtag started by actor David Finn and casting director Amy Hubbard, 15secondshakespeare sees people soliloquising famous pop songs in just 15 seconds. Karen Gillan’s contribution to this social media craze was to recite The Proclaimers’ hit ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)‘.

The song has previously hit the world of Doctor Who when David Tennant accompanied by the rest of the cast and crew back in 2010. Karen’s rendition is certainly a most welcome return.

What happened next?

Amy famously left Doctor Who in the heartbreaking episode The Angels Take Manhattan along with husband Rory Williams. But what happened afterwards?

Well, Karen’s thoughts on what happened after the Ponds were sent back in time are rather welcome news. Gillan gave her take on the couple’s exit on Twitter explaining that:

‘Mourning the 3 yr anniversary of Pond’s death?’ she tweeted, ‘remember they were displaced in time and Rory is blatantly a stay at home dad to 7 wee Ponds.’

This news has certainly cheered the hearts of many Whovians, knowing that our favourite Pond’s ultimately thrived and lived a happy life.

Guardians of the Galaxy

After leaving Doctor Who, Karen Gillan didn’t waste any time in finding her next big role playing the villainous Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy. Gillan famously shaved her head to play the character and in an interview at Fan Expo Canada 2015. During the interview, she revealed that she had not yet read the script for the second instalment of the popular franchise and wasn’t even sure whether she would have to shave her head again. Watch the whole interview above.

Nude Karen

Karen’s nude appearance in Not Another Happy Ending continues to be a popular video on YouTube considering that it was posted well over a year ago. It’s truly a wonder what fades from public consciousness and what remains.

Of course the next big question is: What will we get from her next? We’ll just have to wait and see. Stay tuned.

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