Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Karen Gillan in Shortlist Magazine

Karen Gillan is featured on the front cover of this week's Shortlist Magazine.

You can read the full interview online (pages 40-44). Karen also took part in a photo shoot for the magazine, some of these can be viewed below.

How does it feel being a role model?

That’s a tricky one. You’ve got to get the right balance I think. You can’t live your life thinking about how it’s going to affect everybody else. You’ve got to have your own life and do what you want to do, but it is something I take into consideration and I wouldn’t want to fall around drunk or anything.

What’s it like working with Matt [Smith]?

Matt is so focused he really inspires me. That sounds really cheesy, but it’s true. I’ve never met someone so focused and he never slacks off. He’s really driven. And his approach to acting is really creative. Rather than just reeling off the lines, he changes it every time. It’s an intense day. He takes it very seriously, but that’s not to say it’s not fun. In fact, part of our taking it seriously is messing around between takes, because I feel like it’s us staying in character and being silly.



(Images: Lee Jenkins)


The magazine is handed out every Thursday in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, West Yorkshire, Dundee and Aberdeen. It is available from distributors at around 100 main line and Underground stations and bus terminals. [Wikipedia]