Tom Hanks helped Karen Gillan through a crisis of confidence.
The 33-year-old actress admitted she started floundering in 2017 as her career took off around the world, but her co-star’s praise in sci-fi thriller “The Circle” helped her. to reassure her of her talents and get her back on her feet. the right path.
Karen told You magazine: “Every project I did got bigger and bigger.
“I have always been totally fearless, and suddenly found myself having doubts about myself.”
She recounted how Tom took her aside on set and said, “You are really good. Keep going.”
She added: “It was the sign I was looking for. Getting someone to say that you idolize, in fact, you are not terrible, was completely trippy. From that point on I worked. on my acting and I completely rebuilt myself. “
The Scottish star is best known for her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Nebula, but she admitted that she initially only signed on for eight days of work on “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but the producers loved it so much that they decided not to. murder of the blue-skinned alien.
She recalls, “I signed up for eight days, then it just kept going on. So I was supposed to die, and then I came back to life.
“I was still living in Inverness when I auditioned for this role, which made the experience less daunting.
“I was able to move from my childhood home to the studio in London, and when I got home my parents were like, ‘Great, well done, now take down your laundry.’ “
And Karen admitted that she still adapts to being a part of the wider world of superheroes and that she finds it “crazy” that she socializes with co-stars like Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson.
She laughed: “I was like, ‘This is completely crazy.’ But also… ‘This will make a great story to tell the grandchildren.’ “