IN our latest issue of Glass, with the theme of Change, we featured Scottish actor Karen Gillan rocketed to superstardom in her role as Amy Pond, one of Doctor Who’s most memorable and charismatic sidekicks of late, and it would seem as though Karen Gillan was destined to become a sci-fi icon. Born in Inverness, Scotland Gillan, now 29, maintained her momentum when her time in one of Britain’s most beloved TV shows ended, having a wide range of roles in a range of film and TV roles.
Cast recently in NTSF:SD:SUV:: a US comedy series that allowed Gillan to exercise her funny bone, she would make appearances in a string of movies that strengthened her foothold as a fearless screen ingenue synonymous with adventure, the paranormal and outer space, movies which one after the other boasted increasingly impressive production values.
Karen Gillan wears Dior. Photograph: Ssam Kim
Gillan has acted alongside the best of Hollywood over the past few years -with stars such as Tom Hanks and Emma Roberts in this year’s The Circle, and John Travolta and Ethan Hawke in last year’s In a Valley of Violence. However, it was 2014’s sci-fi supernova hit Guardians of the Galaxy, which cast Gillan as Nebula, an out-of-this-world blue-skinned assassin, alongside the likes of Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, that really put the actress on the international movie map.
Karen Gillan wears Louis Vuitton. Photograph: Ssam Kim
With Nebula now a recurring cyborg in the Marvel Universe series, returning in this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and set to appear again in Avengers: Infinity War, currently in filming, Gillan will be appearing in a range of exciting upcoming films, including the reboot of Jumanji, currently in pre-production.
Karen Gillan wears Balenciaga. Photograph: Ssam Kim
At the luxurious Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel in Los Angeles, Gillan was photographed for Glass by Ssam Kim who also directed the exclusive following film with Evan Woods which we are delighted to present for you here.
by Livia Feltham
Read our full interview with Karen in issue 30 of Glass which is available on newsstands internationally and can also be ordered from here
Video courtesy of Ssam Kim and Evan Woods
All clothing worn by Karen Gillan by Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior and paired with jewellery by De Beers.