With Guardians of the Galaxy dominating the world box office, it’s nice to see that Karen Gillan didn’t sacrifice her hair to play Nebula in vain. And, best of all, her hair isn’t really gone.
Turns out, the folks at Marvel had a plan: They made Karen a wig out of her own hair, and she wears it on her new sitcom, SELFIE. Said Karen: “They took it strand-by-strand and put it into a wig, so I’m going to be wearing that [on SELFIE].”
Karen said the story that circulated on the internet about her hair being woven into a wig for use in Star Wars: Episode VII was a “miscommunication.”
On SELFIE, which premieres Sept. 30, Gillan plays a self-obsessed woman who tries to transform herself in a modern twist on My Fair Lady. And her ginger locks are not the only “fake” thing about Karen on the show: She also uses an American accent, one she says she honed by watching American TV and by signing up for SoulCycle class and listening to her fellow exercisers.
I am not a great fan of the modern sitcom – most of what passes for situation comedies nowadays is mostly situation and very little comedy – so I am a bit surprised to find myself liking what I’ve seen of the forthcoming… er, police dramedy BACKSTROM, set to star THE OFFICE’s Rainn Wilson.
Yes, this series was created by Hart Hanson (BONES), which means we can expect a certain level of quality from the scripts and characterizations. Based on this teaser clip, I will watch this show when it debuts on Fox in 2015.
Karen Gillan — best known right now for playing Amy Pond, the former companion of the 11th Doctor on DOCTOR WHO, but soon to be seen as the villainess in this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie – has the lead role in the new sitcom SELFIE, coming to ABC this fall.
SELFIE is a rather broad retelling of My Fair Lady, but with Karen as Eliza Dooley who hires Henry Higgins (John Cho) to remake her image after a social media disaster. Take a look: