Karen Gillan On Her 'Big Girlie Fight Sequence' With Zoe Saldana In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

03.12.14 5 years ago 5 Comments

Karen Gillan staring off at a handsome blogger named Jack.

Karen Gillan, the living embodiment of everything adorable and wonderful, sat down with MTV’s Josh Horowitz for an interview. Please feel free to tweet him and tell him how horrible he is for contaminating the one perfect creature in existence with his mere presence. It’s nothing personal, Josh. I say that about everyone who sits near her. The interview took place at SXSW, where Gillan was promoting her new horror film, Oculus. During the interview, talk eventually turned to an upcoming independent film Gillan appears in called Guardians of the Galaxy.

Gillan, who shaved her head to play Nebula in Guardians, looked as cute as ever with short hair. You can read some quotes from the interview, while I do some important work.
*writes “Mr. Karen Gillan” on all his notebooks*

From MTV News:

 “I just think it’s a new direction for Marvel, it’s really, really funny,” Gillan added. “It’s not taking itself seriously at all. It’s tongue in cheek. And just to see people be excited about that new tone is cool.”

“Nebula does not find herself funny,” Gillan said, laughing. “I find her hilarious. But she can’t find herself hilarious, that’s not scary.”

She brought up her fight scene with Zoe Saldana’s Gamora, which sounds okay I guess. I’m just not the kind of guy who likes to watch beautiful women fight. What’s so sexy about seeing the sweat glistening on their heaving chests?

“Yeah, there’s a big girlie fight sequence, but it’s not that girlie,” Gillan said. “They made sure there weren’t any nice pirouettes or anything like that.”

Amy Pond Karen Gillan also talked about certain advantages that Saldana had going into filming.

“She’s really experienced in the physical stuff, she was a ballerina,” Gillan recalled. “She’s really amazing at all of that stuff. She barely required any rehearsal, she was like, ‘I can do this.’ I required two months of rehearsals every day that I wasn’t shooting, because I looked like spaghetti when I started.”

I don’t know how you feel, but spaghetti seems a whole lot sexier all of a sudden. Gillan touched on what it was like being bald, and how she felt naked without her hair.

“It was the saddest thing in the world,” Gillan said. “They’d use a big industrial wind machine when filming her, but when it was on me, it was like, ‘Turn the wind machine off,’ and it was like beeeeup.”

Finally, she relayed how important the fight is to Nebula.

“This is the integral one for my character, because it’s not just a physical battle,” Gillan said. “Their relationship goes very deep, and there’s a huge history between them. So there’s a lot more to it than just the physical.”

I am all kinds of excited for Guardians of the Galaxy. It might seem like I just think she’s just eye candy, but Karen Gillan is extremely talented. She earned a huge following from her performances on Doctor Who, and she’s fantastic on NTSF:SD:SUV::. If you haven’t checked either of those shows out yet, I’d say it’s long past time you did.

Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014.

Via MTV News.

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