The 11 Best Answers Karen Gillan Gave During Her Reddit AMA

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The 11 Best Answers Karen Gillan Gave During Her Reddit AMA

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrities Are Better than You | March 27, 2014 | Comments ()


Karen Gillan, late of Doctor Who fame, more recently of NTSF:SD:SUV, currently in the upcoming horror flick Oculus, and soon to be in Guardians of the Galaxy, sat in for a Q&A session on Reddit this week. Here were here best answer:

1. My girlfriend wants to know “How did you get to do Doctor Who?”

I got to do Doctor Who because my agent got me an audition and I had to do a chemistry read with Matt Smith, and we just clicked.

2. What was your most memorable experience while working on Doctor Who? How did it feel when you got the part of Nebula in Guardians?

Working with two of my best friends; Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill, and being immersed in real cabbage. My initial feeling about being Nebula is that I would be bald.

3. If you were ever at a comicon (not as a guest but as a attendant) what series would you be “nerding out” the most over?

If the X-Files were at comicon now, I would freak out. Gillian Anderson is the greatest redhead there ever was. I want to believe.

4. Are you a cat or a dog person?

I used to have a friend called Brian. He was a tortoise.

5. If you could be any alien from the Doctor Who series, which would you be?

I would be a silurian.

6. what do americans sound like to you? who do you imitate when you speak “american”?

In the UK, we are heavily influenced by American entertainment, so I grew up familiar with the accent. I even played Barbies in an American accent.

7. Have you ever been in a hot air balloon?

No, but if I ever get married, that’s how I would like to arrive at the altar.

8. I loved watching Doctor Who and seeing what color your nails were going to be each episode. Are they real and do you paint them yourself??

They are real, and I painted them myself every day to save time for the make-up artist.

9. What is the best dinosaur?

Pterodactyl. They get to fly and be a dinosaur.

And the pedantic response from a Redditor: “Pterodactyls are a pterosaur, not a dinosaur.”

Talk to Spielberg.

Clever girl.

10. Karen, my son thinks you’re pretty. He’s almost four, so back off.

That’s so adorable. I bet he says that to all the girls. Tell him I said hi. What’s his name?

His name is Parker. And I’ll totally tell him. (:

Dear Parker:

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11. I am a huge fan but just have one question. What is your honest opinions on bow ties?

Secretly cool, but don’t tell anyone I said that.

Source: Reddit

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • stella

    Would she also like to share her awesome hair secrets?

  • Yocean

    I met her last year at a Hollywood bar, days before Oscars. She was with her friends but I had to ask her to take picture with me and she was super hot, adorable and nice about it. Also super tall. Too bad her friend took a blurry picture and I had no ball to ask for a do over. I mean, would anyone?

  • Bananaranma

    Felicia Day and Gillan should have a ginger short hair adorable showdown.

  • Yeah, number 10 wins it. Also, Parker has excellent taste at such a young age.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    That was one of the better AMAs. I liked her mention of both tortoises and pterodactyls.

  • Bowties are not cool and not even Karen Gillan can make them so. If you're wearing a bowtie and it's not part of a tuxedo you're wearing, chances are you're kind of a toolbag.

  • LL

    Questlove is bowtie king, and he's no toolbag. Anything can be cool if you're good enough to pass it off.

  • ScienceGeek

    I used to work for a cardiologist who wore bowties. Someone asked him why he wore them and he replied 'I wear a bowtie so you know I'm a wanker'.
    He was an extremely talented surgeon and extremely anal retentive (he once asked me to find him a new keyboard because his computer was replaced and they no longer matched). He was endearingly embarrassed about it, but figured that it was probably a good thing since he spent all day with his hands in people's hearts.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    Yeah, but what if you're also wearing a fedora?

  • Two wrongs don't make a right.

    But two Wrights -will- make an airplane. /rimshot

  • cruzzercruz

    I like ties and coworkers keep telling me to try bow ties. I expected them to have more respect for me than that.

  • BWeaves

    We agree to disagree.

  • Two words: Tucker Carlson. See what I'm saying?

  • BWeaves


  • Maddy

    I got a bit frustrated with Amy Pond as a character, but I LOVE her. She's gorgeous.

  • Blake

    I love both equally (Pond can't be blamed for bad writing). ALWAYS AND FORVER.

  • BWeaves

    I like Karen much better than Amy. I wish they'd let her play herself.

  • she's the best. long live karen & the babes!
    (yes, I do miss the Ponds.)

  • JenVegas

    me too.

  • oh, and she absolutely rocks the pixie-cut. (wasn't so sure about the baldness-phase though).

  • Al

    I think I just found my new favorite redhead. I don't even know who she is but she seems delightful.

  • narfna

    How do you frequent this website and not know who she is? Honestly curious. (As an old teacher of mine used to say, "Are you new??")

  • Al

    If I see a post even remotely related to Dr Who I quickly scroll past it.

  • narfna

    Well, that's just sad.

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