Karen Gillan on her Guardians Of The Galaxy role

News Glen Chapman
13 Mar 2014 - 06:32

Karen Gillan has been chatting about her villanous role in James Gunn's upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy movie...

Karen Gillan is one of the many fine actors that form the impressive ensemble cast for Marvel's upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy movie. In the film she'll play one of the villains - Nebula - and whilst attending SXSW over the past few days, she has been chatting about the role.

Speaking to MTV, she said that "I always had total faith in the project, because the people who are making it are so brilliant, and have a long history of great films. So I knew it was in great hands. I just think it’s a new direction for Marvel, it’s really, really funny. It’s not taking itself seriously at all. It’s tongue in cheek. And just to see people be excited about that new tone is cool".

Gillan went on to address the humour of her character, saying that "okay, so Nebula does not find herself funny. I find her hilarious. But she can’t find herself hilarious, that’s not scary".

She concluded by discussing something that was only shown briefly in the trailer, her showdown with Zoe Saldana's Gamora.  "Yeah, there’s a big girlie fight sequence, but it’s not that girlie. They made sure there weren’t any nice pirouettes or anything like that. She’s really experienced in the physical stuff, she was a ballerina. She’s really amazing at all of that stuff. She barely required any rehearsal, she was like, ‘I can do this.’ I required two months of rehearsals every day that I wasn’t shooting, because I looked like spaghetti when I started. [The battle itself] is the integral one for my character, because it’s not just a physical battle. Their relationship goes very deep, and there’s a huge history between them. So there’s a lot more to it than just the physical".

Guardians Of The Galaxy arrives in cinemas on August 1st.


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