Karen Gillan watched 'a lot of TV' for American role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 July 2014
Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan watched "a lot of American TV" to prepare for her role in new US sitcom 'Selfie'

Karen Gillan watched "a lot of American TV" to prepare for her new US sitcom.

The former 'Doctor Who' star is set to make a splash across the pond later this year in new comedy 'Selfie' and she prepared for her part as a vapid American girl by studying accents on TV.

She said: "It's a comedy about a really narcissistic, self-obsessed girl. I took lessons, dialogue lessons, and I listened to a lot of voices on American TV.

"I [also] went to this spinning class in LA and there were a lot of girls that sound like that so I was like, 'This is perfect, I'm just going to absorb this while getting fit.' "

The Scottish starlet, who played Matt Smith's companion Amy Pond on 'Doctor Who' from 2010 to 2012, is excited to watch the eighth series as a fan and thinks new Doctor Peter Capaldi will be "amazing".

Appearing on ITV's 'Lorraine' today (24.07.14), Karen, 26, said: "I've seen the trailers like everybody else. I'm hugely excited.

"I was actually there when he came on to set for the first time because I was there for Matt Smith's regeneration so it was really weird because it was literally one in, one out. Matt Smith left the studio and then Peter Capaldi walked in and I was like, 'It's him!'

"I think he's going to be really good, I mean, he's an amazing actor. I think he's going to do an amazing job."

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