TVWriter™ Obsession Time: DOCTOR WHO’s Karen Gillan’s Next Project

Damn the writing. Full speed ahead with a bit of casting news.


Karen Gillan to Star in ABC’s Emily Kapnek Comedy ‘Selfie’
by Lesley Goldberg

karen_gillan_a_pDoctor Who alum Karen Gillan is returning to TV.

The actress, who next appears in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Oculus, has been tapped to star in ABC’s Emily Kapnek comedy Selfie, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The modern take on My Fair Lady is inspired by the musical and tells the story of a self-obsessed 20-something woman named Eliza Dooley (Gillan) who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. After suffering a public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social media “followers” than she ever imagined — but for all the wrong reasons. She then enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.

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Matt Smith’s Malcolm McDowell Cosplay

Hey, c’mon, doesn’t he look like McDowell in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE? Huh? Huh?

Matt Smith as Malcolm McDowell

Uh-oh, this doesn’t mean Matt’s gonna grow up and play evil alte cockers all the time, does it?

Not Matt Smith Malcolm McDowell

And here’s what Matt was all dressed up for – the 2012 Comic-Con DOCTOR WHO Question & Answer: