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'Doctor Who' Alum Karen Gillan Joins ABC Pilot 'Selfie'

 

'Doctor Who' Alum Karen Gillan Joins ABC Pilot 'Selfie'

 
Amy Pond is back, and she has just as much attitude as ever. All right, well, not Amy Pond exactly, but the woman who brought her to life, Karen Gillan, has signed on to star in ABC's pilot 'Selfie.'
 
'Selfie' is said to be inspired by 'My Fair Lady,' and is centered on a self-obsessed 20-something Eliza Dooley (Gillan), who is more concerned with "likes" than being well-liked. In the pilot, a video of her very public and humiliating break-up goes viral, and she gains more followers than ever, but for all the wrong reasons. She enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.
 
'Selfie' is penned by 'Suburgatory' creator Emily Kapnek, who will also executive produce via her Piece of Pie Productions banner. Julie Anne Robinson will direct the pilot.
 
Gillan has stayed busy since leaving 'Doctor Who' midway through its seventh season in 2012. In addition to showing off her comedic chops on Adult Swim's 'NTSF:SD:SUV,' she appeared on the big screen in 'Not Another Happy Ending' and the upcoming horror flick 'Oculus.' She also shocked many fans by shaving off her long ginger locks to play the villain Nebula in the upcoming and much-buzzed-about 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'
 
Gillan's Amy Pond was a fan-favorite companion on 'Doctor Who,' and it will be very exciting to see her return to our screens, hopefully for many years to come.

Details
Network:
- ABC
Person:
- Karen Gillan
Show:
- Selfie

Written by: Colleenhaha
Feb 18th, 2014, 11:25 am

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mike1616

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Message Posted On Aug 18th, 2014, 6:40 pm

No No No, Karen would look cute with a Pixi Cut but with a Buzz Cut she looks too much like an *) singer who shood not be mentioned (Miss S OcConer). But as stated in an earlier post, thank goodness her hair will grow back, I like, REALLY LIKE, her red hair.

Dave09

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Message Posted On Feb 21st, 2014, 3:47 am

I'd say Karen knows what she's doing, as she probably had to do something dramatic if that's what the role asked for & she has kept herself busy since Dr Who with her other roles.

With or w/o the red hair, she's still a feisty person as that's what i loved about her character in Doctor Who as she almost stole every scene, anyway between  the three Ireland &Wales, Scotland have the most redheads in the world (4%), they won't mind missing one for a while.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Feb 19th, 2014, 1:38 pm
What's the big deal it's hair. It grows back.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Feb 19th, 2014, 1:39 am
OMG... What a terrible waste what she did to her hair. It probably saved her a lot of time every morning, not having to hide her long luscious locks under a bald cap or wig (have no clue what she will look like in the movie), but in my opinion it cannot have been worth it. She was gorgeous, now she just looks like an awkward adolescent boy. I love long hair on women, so I'm always biased AGAINST hacking off such beautiful long hair...
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