Gillan on Nebula Fight Scenes – and Eating More Food!

Former Doctor Who star and star of the upcoming Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy, shocked fans at Comic-Con when she revealed her shaved in preparation of assuming the role of Nebula in the film.

What may also come as shock to the audience who only know Gillan as the spunky Amy Pond, is the fierce physicality and fighting that takes place in her upcoming movie roll.

Speaking with Total Film, Gillan had this to say about prepping for the role:

I started off with just working out. They wanted me to just look a bit tougher. I started eating lots of protein. I went on this diet of more food, rather than less… I was like, ‘You want me to eat everything? Perfect!’

She also had this to say about the character she portrays and the fight scenes she’s involved in:
These women characters are just so fierce. The fight sequences aren’t graceful – they’re hard and strong.”

Guardians of the Galaxy is set to release worldwide in August. Are you excited to see Karen in a more physical (and blue!) role?


“That’s bacon! Are you trying to poison me?” And from that line on, I’ve been unable to stop watching, reading, musing about the Doctor. As a recent transplant to the Whoniverse, I’ve been trying to soak up as much Who-related knowledge as possible. That journey has taken me from the Tenth Planet to the Fields of Trenzalore and gently set me at the edge of my seat for what’s next. It’s an honor to be here and I plan to bring a unique perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey alongside me.

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