Assuming you don’t already. She’s been appearing in the fan fiction (and dreams) of nerds everywhere for years, thanks to her roles in Doctor Who, where she played the quaintly named Amy Pond, and Guardians of the Galaxy. But one’s a British sci-fi series and she’s virtually unrecognizable in the other, so Selfie is Gillan’s introduction to many American viewers. This is a very good thing, because she’s as awesome as her Selfie accent is horrible. Let’s count off the reasons why.
1. I believe the word you’re looking for is “adorable.” Or maybe “Sex Hair”?
2. Too often, a genre actor will try starring in a comedy, because how hard can it be, really? Well, incredibly, but the charmingly daffy Gillan had very good timing on Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV:: Also, she danced on a tabletop with How Did This Get Made? co-host June Diane Raphael.
3. Hopefully she’ll make one more Late Late Show appearance before Craig’s run is up. They’re always a delight together, and she’s one of the better, most enthusiastic late night guests in general.
4. Soon after Gillan cut her hair for her role in Guardians of the Galaxy, she tweeted:
She also recently retweeted someone’s Doctor Who poop pun. It’s a good Twitter.