The Avengers’ Karen Gillan Ditches Scottish Accent to Fool Unwanted Callers With an American Voice


The Avengers’ Karen Gillan has confessed she ditched her Scottish accent to fool unwanted callers – using her American voice instead.

The former Doctor Who star was answering a series of questions on Wired’s most wanted questions video when she revealed she chose to speak American even in her private life because she was so comfortable with it.

Inverness-born Karen told her viewers: “I speak like a Scottish person who may have been on holiday in America. It’s very rare that I act in my natural accent.

“And honestly, I’ve gotten to the point where I’m more comfortable acting with a different accent.”

Karen Gillan would return to Doctor Who with Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill

She added: “I’m really comfortable with an American accent. And sometimes I even use it to talk to an unwanted caller and like to keep them on the phone for as long as possible.

“I’ll be American on those calls too.”

During her Q&A, Karen told her viewers that she hasn’t learned to drive yet despite being in her 30s.

She also told them that she would definitely be interested in returning to Doctor Who with Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill.

Speaking about her huge rise to fame on the show, Karen said: “In Doctor Who I was 21, so a baby. That was the big break in my career.

“I went from not doing much work as an actor to being on a very popular show in the UK and I actually miss that so much.

“Would I go back to Doctor Who? Never say never. If asked, I would be very, very interested.

“Oh, that would be really amazing. I would love to do it with Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill if I were to go back.”

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