‘Doctor Who’ Star Karen Gillan Scores Lead in ABC Sitcom Pilot, ‘Selfie’

Karen Gillan: We said farewell to Amy Pond on 'Doctor Who,' but Karen Gillan shows no signs of disappearing. She quickly scored several post-'Who' film roles and became a dazzling presence on the talk show circuit. This sexy Scottish ginger has legs. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Karen Gillan continues to score big roles, post ‘Doctor Who.’ This sexy Scottish ginger has legs. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Could Karen Gillan be making a return to the small screen? The 26-year-old Scottish actress, best known to Doctor Who fans for playing companion Amy Pond from 2010 to 2013, has won the lead role in the ABC pilot Selfie, a “My Fair Lady-inspired” single-camera comedy from Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Gillan will play Eliza Dooley (get it?), a narcissistic, social media-obsessed twentysomething who achieves notoriety when an embarrassing public breakup scene is caught on video and goes viral. She seeks the help of a “marketing expert” to repair her image. (If the latter role has yet to be cast, we have a suggestion. His name rhymes with Smarthur Carvill.)

We’ll keep you posted if the pilot gets picked up. In the meantime, Gillan has two films coming out—the horror film Oculus and the all-star superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy. Below is a short teaser for the latter, which features a glimpse of Gillan. Can you spot her?

So, what do you think? Wanna see Karen’s Selfie?

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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