Gillan had to cut off all her hair to play Nebula in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie.
"I knew when I went in for the role that I would have to shave my head. To be honest, I never thought I would get the role," Gillan says.
Don't worry about her long red hair. Marvel, the production company behind "Guardians," saved all of Gillan's hair and had it made into a wig. She wears that wig in the new TV comedy series, where she plays a self-obsessed woman who has countless friends online but none in real life and gets social skills training from the character played by
Gillan knows the sci-fi world has been good to her. She doesn't regret that
"They gave me the wonderful, dramatic ending I wanted. And, they also gave Author (Darvill), who played my husband, a heroic ending," Gillan says.
Now she's on to other adventures, including learning to talk in the more campy American voice. The Scottish actress laughs and says the accent she is using on "Selfie" is the "bad American accent" she used to do as a joke when she first came to the States.
It's all French to me
In the new feature film "The Hundred-Foot Journey," a film that takes place in a small town in the south of
Though the French spoken in
"And, my boyfriend is French Moroccan, so it was easy for me, too,"
There's another big difference between
"It would be really bad food. Food from
Not that bad
It always seemed a little strange to me when all of the reports and rumors were spreading that Katherine Heigl was impossibly difficult. It all started with some negative reports during the end of her run on "Grey's Anatomy."
Then there was a series of failed romantic comedy movies that didn't help her image at all.
This never sounded like the Katherine Heigl I interviewed multiple times during the run of "Roswell" from 1999-2002. I interviewed her so many times during that stretch because I really liked the show and Chowchilla native
As to the reports that Heigl couldn't get work, she says it was simply a matter of taking time off to be with her children.
She had to be talked into starring in the new
"I didn't want to just come home and kiss them good night," Heigl says. "Alfre told me that my children would come to the set, eat a donut, go to my trailer and watch videos and then I could kiss them good night."
This certainly doesn't sound like the demon that Heigl has been made out to be. All I can say is that I spent another evening chatting with the sweet and interesting Heigl at the recent TV critics tour. It was just nice to see that there's a lot of the same Heigl today that was in the actress when she was 20.
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