EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Karen Gillan Talks 'Oculus' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Monday, 07 April 2014 19:19
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Opening in theaters on April 11th is the new horror film Oculus from writer/director Mike Flanagan (Absentia). The movie stars Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Brenton Thwaites (Blue Lagoon: The Awakening), James Lafferty (S. Darko), Katee Sackhoff (The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia), and Rory Cochrane (Argo). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Karen Gillan to talk about her work on Oculus, as well as her upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy. The popular young actress discussed her new film, its scary premise, what she would do in that situation, the script, her character, filmmaker Mike Flanagan, what she is looking for from a director, Guardians of the Galaxy, working with director James Gunn, and her fight scene with Zoe Saldana

To watch our exclusive interview with Karen Gillan about Oculus and Guardians of the Galaxy, please click on the video player above.

If you don't have time to watch our video, you can read what Karen Gillan had to say about Guardians of the Galaxy below:

IAR: What was it like working with James Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy?

Karen Gillan: He's an amazing director with a completely different but very clear voice. I feel like he is just taking Marvel in a whole new direction. It feels like a new era almost. 

I've heard that you have a crazy fight scene with Zoe Saldana in the movie. What was it like shooting that sequence?

Gillan: Amazing. I had to train for two months. She did like two rehearsals and was perfect. I got her in the end though. 


A woman (Gillan) tries to exonerate her brother (Thwaites), who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Oculus opens in theaters on April 11th. 

FULL DISCLOSURE: Oculus was produced by Relativity Media, iamROGUE's parent company.

Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled for release on August 1st. 

To watch our video interview with director James Gunn and Karen Gillan about Guardians of the Galaxy, please click here

To watch our exclusive interview with Chris Pratt about Vin Diesel's role as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, please click here

To watch our video of the Guardians of Galaxy press conference from San Diego Comic Con 2013, please click here

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