If you aren’t sure who “Selfie” star Karen Gillan is just yet, you have some serious catching up to do. While the new ABC comedy might be her first role on network TV, Gillan’s definitely not a new face. If you’re wondering what you know the tall Scottish redhead from, there are a number of projects that might hold the answer.
Her career kicked off when Gillan was only 19 on an episode of the UK TV series, “Reebus.” It may not seem very long ago, but Gillan just looks so young. She’s like a precious little baby.
Her big break came in 2008 when she joined “Doctor Who” as Amy Pond, the Doctor’s new companion. You couldn’t help but love Amy as she traveled through space and time with the Doctor and Rory, the man she loves. In between all the action and drama, Gillan even got to stretch her comedic legs and show the world how funny she could be when given the chance to shine. You can’t deny the greatness of Amy the pirate.
That’s not her only comedy experience, though. She’s also appeared in nine episodes of the Adult Swim series “NTSF:SD:SUV::” as Daisy, taking her penchant for being funny to a whole new level. In fact, it’s also on that show that you saw her American accent start to take shape, pre-“Selfie.”
Of course, 2014 is definitely the biggest of Gillan’s career yet. Sure there’s “Selfie,” but she was also in this little independent movie called “Guardians of the Galaxy.” You might have seen it.
Unlike her role in “Doctor Who,” she played a villain in “Guardians.” Gillan shaved her head and got covered in paint to play Nebula and it was completely worth it, considering how vicious the character turned out to be.
Now the only question that remains is whether or not Gillan can carry a network comedy. Seeing as she tends to succeed at everything else she tries, the odds are definitely in her favor.
“Selfie” premieres Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.