What you may not know about Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan's meteoric rise to fame may seem fairly recent to American audiences, but the model-turned-actress has been performing professionally for her entire adult life. The Scottish redhead couldn't have predicted the iconic role that would launch her into fame, seemingly overnight. Her big break came in her early 20s, when she was cast in the British sci-fi show Doctor Who in 2009. Since then, the Scottish actress has achieved international acclaim, starring in hits such as Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy series and 2017's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Even though she has achieved A-list status in such a short period, her success hasn't gone to her head. She's still the same girl who dropped out of school and suffered crippling stage fright as a child (though, she clearly overcame that fear). She's still a proud feminist who worries about dating, and loves vintage shopping — there's so much more to her than you can gather from her TV, movie, and red carpet appearances. Here are fascinating details about Gillan that you probably didn't know.