As if I needed another reason to be afraid to look into the mirror, the haunted mirror flick OCULUS comes to theaters this weekend. It's gotten pretty decent reviews for a modern horror film thus far, but what may have some fanboys interested is the inclusion of Scottish hottie Karen Gillan. I say "fanboys" because Karen, of course, starred on "Doctor Who" for several seasons, and that's probably where the majority of us know the rambunctious redhead from. We'll get more into that later, but right now let's head to the chalkboard and examine Karen's various ranks of hotness.
We can't deny that a great deal of Karen's "hubba hubba" points comes from her doll-like face. It's a well-balanced combination of cute, sexy and beautiful. Science has proven this; when Karen shaved her head a role in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, she was still looking pretty babe-licious. Don't get me wrong, I still much prefer the big red look, but the fact that she can still rock the Uncle Fester look says a lot about Karen's above-the-shoulders section.
As much as it pains me to admit this, Karen doesn't have much of a butt to speak of. To be fair, we haven't been exposed to it much in Gillan's photoshoots, but she has made it very much available for our speculation in NOT ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING, so she gets some bonus points for show and tell. That said, this ass can be described in the same way detective Rust Cohle describes time: a flat circle.
Again, there's not a whole lot to be said here, but I actually dig Karen's time-traveling boobies. They fit her body well and she can make them look really good when she tries, while not trying too hard. She doesn't need massive cleavage to distract us from her hideous face, because her face is far from hideous. Besides, I don't think we need every redhead in Hollywood to carry around an enormous rack we can see from space. Christina Hendricks has been filling that slot just fine.
I wasn't sure whether or not to switch the "fitness" category to "hotness" or simply "adorableness", but either way, Karen has a great body in my opinion. Sure, it may be a little noodley in places, but you should know by now that Karen can look rather exquisite in a one-piece swimsuit. If for some reason you don't, here you go…
This is a tough subject to be certain about, since Karen still hasn't been seen in her biggest role to date in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. However, I don't see how that could possibly take her career in a bad direction. Like many, I'm very happy about Gillan's recent success, because she is indeed exactly the type of person to take unexpected twists and turns with her acting choices. For someone who starred on the childish British sketch comedy series "The Kevin Bishop Show" just 5 years ago, it's truly impressive how far she's come.
I would probably dig Karen's personality if she were like Amy on "Doctor Who": cool, confident and adventurous. However, the fact that she's more like a clumsy nerd-girl with a permanent case of the giggles makes me love her so much more. Honestly, the real reason Karen's being offered all these roles lately probably has something to do with her being such a delightful sweetheart. Who wouldn't want to work around that? On top of that, she's gorgeous and doesn't seem the least bit superficial. She shaved her head for a role in a comic book movie. 'Nuff said.