The clock is ticking into March 2022, but thankfully April is just around the corner to shower us with top-notch streaming content all month long. Making incredible content possible in the first place is the amazing actresses who breathe life into characters and stories that entertain us and want more. We’re shouting out one of those leading ladies in today’s Woman Crush Wednesday by highlighting an amazing woman who has done an amazing and memorable job as a professional actress and filmmaker for the past 16 years. She deserves all the respect and recognition in the world, so make sure you give it up for her as we celebrate this week’s WCW, the gifted Karen Gillan!
WHO IS THAT GAL: Karen Gillan
WHY WE CRUSHED: Gillan stars as Carol Cobb in the upcoming Netflix Original title, the bubblewhich will premiere on the platform on Friday April 1. The comedy is a highly meta-movie in a film set in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and follows a group of actors who have traveled to a closed set in England to film the sixth episode of Cliff Beasts, a hugely successful blockbuster franchise with a (fictional) dinosaur theme within the movie universe. Directed by Judd Apatow, this delightful romp of a movie features a star-studded cast that includes Gillan, Pedro Pascal, Leslie Mann, Fred Armisen, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Guz Khan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Iris Apatow , and Mary Bamford. Be sure to check out their amazing work and spend your April 1 the right way (with a good laugh) by watching the bubble once it drops, only on Netflix.
WHERE YOU SEEN HER BEFORE: Gillan’s professional on-screen career began in 2006 when she played Teri Cotter in an episode of detective drama series Affairs† Over the next few years she appeared in more British TV shows such as Harley Street† Soon† The Kevin Bishop Showand The well before breaking out to an even bigger audience in 2010 after earning her first feature film role in supernatural thriller outcast and as lead actress Amy Pond in the beloved long-running BBC sci-fi series doctor who† From there, the actress quickly collected work in shows like NTSF:SD:SUV::† selfie† Comedy Bang! Pop!and Robot Chickenas well as in films like 2013 romantic comedy Not another happy ending2013 supernatural psychological horror eyepiece2015 Biographical Comedy Drama The big short2016 Dark Comedy Western Thriller In a valley of violencetechno thriller 2017 The circlecomedy drama 2018 The party has just begun (which she also wrote and directed!), and 2019 animated spy comedy Spies in disguise†
In recent years, Gillan has made her mark on screens big and small thanks to her appearances in shows like Cake and to call to actionand in recent movies like The call of the wild† Gunpowder Milkshakeand double† beside doctor whoGillan is probably best known for her recurring role as Nebula, one of Thanos’ daughters, in Marvel blockbusters Guardians of the Universe† Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2† Avengers: Infinity Warand Avengers: Endgameas well as in two episodes of Disney+ animated anthology series What if…?† The actress has also made her mark as Ruby Roundhouse in the 2017 star-studded family adventure comedy film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, as well as in the 2019 sequel. And this is all just the surface of Gillan’s reach and talent that she has honed through years of dedication and hard work to become the incredible and versatile artist she is today. Even with all of these great things we’ve already accomplished, we have no doubt that there’s a lot more to come, and we look forward to seeing all that she continues to pursue and achieve in the years to come.
WHERE YOU WILL SEE HER AGAIN: Luckily, you won’t have to wait long to see more from Gillan, as she already has several exciting projects in the works. Watch out for the actress who will reprise her role as Nebula in Thor: Love and Thunder† Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, all highly anticipated Marvel titles expected to be released within the next two years. You’ll also be able to hear Gillan star as the titular Rhona in the upcoming animated musical series Rhona who lives by the riverwhich is currently in pre-production and will eventually premiere on Disney+.
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