“What really, really grabbed me was the action sequences”: Karen Gillan on Gunpowder Milkshake

Well known for her contributions to the British film and television industries, Karen Gillian became a household name after she made Nebula. had played Marvels Guardian of the Galaxy. the Doctor Who star will now take on the role of a bold and brutal assassin in Navot Papushado’s Gunpowder Milkshake. Her character, Sam, juggles between the risky decision of obeying her criminal bosses or protecting the life of an innocent 8 year old girl.

Gillian was overwhelmed by the script, as she says: “When I first read this script, I was completely captivated and felt that this character was something I had certainly never played before. What really, really grabbed me then were the action sequences. I felt it was going to be an incredible creative process. “

Gillan really felt a strong connection to her role: “Sam is so cool. First of all, she’s amazing at fighting and can handle all the different types of fighting and use all sorts of different weapons that I’ve personally never heard or seen before. But the character also has such depth: She is a woman who is completely lost. “

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She explains that it was her human side that really won her over, adding, “In her mind, she was abandoned by her mother as a child and suffers from feelings of loss and lack of self-esteem for feeling like that it’s not enough to keep her mother with her, so she has problems getting abandoned. “

Karen concludes, “To play a character with such contrasts – someone who is very strong and a great fighter, but also terribly emotional, vulnerable – would be, I knew, really cool.” Lena Headey, Carla Gugino and Paul Giamatti can be seen in the film, among others. PVR Pictures to release Gunpowder Milkshake in Indian cinemas on Nov.NS September 2021.

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