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Karen Gillan on Playing a Clone of Herself in Dual

Written and directed by Riley Stearns, science fiction film Double in theaters today. The film stars Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul and Beulah Koale.

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«Having received an incurable diagnosis, Sarah opts for the cloning procedure to ease the loss for her friends and family,» the synopsis reads. “When she suddenly and miraculously recovers, her attempts to incapacitate her clone fail and result in a court-ordered duel to the death. She now has a year to prepare her body and mind to fight for her life.»

ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke to Double star Karen Gillan on playing two versions of herself, her love for Nebula and more.

Tyler Treese: I love this movie. I was so impressed with the black sense of humor. There were so many little lines and little details that made me laugh, like the porn you chose being a very specific highlight of a poolside orgy in a confirmed haunted house.

Karen Gillan: It was one of the funniest things. ghostly aspect.

Can you talk about how the film really revels in the absurdity of this dystopian world that is still so close to ours?

Yeah, probably one of the things that got me the most excited was the tone of this film and the tone of the Riley Stearns films. All of them have something absurd, very dry, darkly comical, very similar to morbid, but in such a fun way. And I thought, “Oh, I want to be in this. I want to be a part of it. I want to see if I can deliver these uniquely written lines in a somewhat natural way, but with a deadpan delivery.» There were a lot of issues with just being on the same page as Riley’s vision.

I like the whole aspect of Sarah’s clone being a bit better when viewed from surface level. No cellulite, different colored eyes, she takes your boyfriend in the movie and just replaces Sarah in her life. Can you describe how she deals with this insecurity? Because it kind of pushes her to finally live her life. She seemed to be stuck in a routine.

Yeah. When we meet Sarah, she is definitely not living her life. She simply exists, living from day to day, not really appreciating her time in this world. And then she was introduced to this, just an improved version of herself. And then this version of her also starts to take over her life, and then it forces Sarah to sort of confront her own life and decide if she wants to fight for it, and then it turns out she is! And then she does this whole mission to become kind of stronger, more capable, and because of that, she grows confidence in herself, which is really fun to play with.

I think Aaron Paul was so great in the movie and I love the whole win-win scene as it goes in such a twist of direction when you end up teaching him hip hop dance lessons. What was this experience like? You probably never thought you’d be teaching Aaron Paul how to dance hip-hop.

Not what I thought was on the cards for me, but I’m glad it was. I just remember trying to learn this exercise with Aaron and the instructor was laughing at us because we were both so bad at it.

So you don’t have a dance education?

No, no, actually funny, I have dance experience, but I’ve never been good at it. So I, for one, took courses so you could think I’d be better than I am, but you know when you’re just not natural for something? This is me dancing.

Well, you took it off. It looked good when you were teaching, so movie magic.

What was the hardest part about playing two roles and having these scenes where you kind of act out another take of yourself?

It was definitely a challenge. It was interesting because I had to play one version of the character and then kind of imagine what I would do when I came for another and then kind of react to what I imagine I would be doing in the Future, if at all. has the meaning. It was like multitasking, but I had a wonderful actress, Katarina, who played a different character for me that I didn’t play at the time. And so we were kind of in this together. It was definitely a team effort.

I think the ending was really impressive and there’s a really interesting discussion going on around the topic of happiness and what happens when you get a status or possession that you think, «Oh, this will make me happy.» but then you get it and you’re not happy. Can you just say what you want people to take away from this, from this ending?

It’s just a life lesson, isn’t it? For example, external things and material goods will not make you happy. It’s such a temporary solution, so you get a rush of endorphins and then it goes away and you’re like, «Oh, that didn’t work.» I think you need to look a lot deeper inside yourself to get there. I don’t know why it turns into a therapy session [laughs]. But yes, I think that’s a really valuable lesson the film teaches.

On your YouTube channel you posted this really impressive workout for the movie. How does fitness really compare to your other roles? We’ve seen you in superhero movies and other films that demand the best from you.

Well, I had to start out a little out of shape to play Sarah, and then I had to… and it wasn’t a very long shoot. It was about 20 plus days. Then I started shooting not quite in shape, and then I tried to get myself into shape very quickly, so by the end of the film, Sarah looked like she was training and ready for a duel. So that’s what I had to do so. I walked quite hard, but for a shorter period of time. As for other films, I would say that I definitely practice much longer before I start working on a film. So this one was in a way less intense.

I wanted to ask you about your game in «What if…?» Because I thought it would be so interesting to see you play this other version of Nebula and T’Challa is your love interest. How it was?

Oh, this was really fun to play with. When I first saw the sketches of my character, I thought, “What? She has blond hair». She was kind of a femme fatale, a version of Nebula that was so much fun to play with. It was great to be part of this project. I thought it was a great episode.

You mentioned earlier that Riley Stearns always had this kind of absurd humor in his films. What was your biggest takeaway from just working with him as a director? He has such a unique style.

I would just say it’s so amazing when a director knows exactly what he wants, the way Riley does. Like, he has such a clear vision, and then this is something that everyone can support, truly support and bring to life. So I just really enjoyed working with him and I feel like he really helped me as an actress and expanded and helped me be a lot more dry and funny than ever before, which I’m grateful to him for. , because now I can use it for other purposes if I want to.

I was also very curious about what role you are most recognized for, because Nebula, you have so much makeup on and you had this amazing Doctor Who. So what are you most recognized for on the street?

I think it’s… I think it could be Nebula, which is so ironic because it’s the one where you can’t see my face, but it’s the one I hear more often than not. So I was surprised by this. I thought it might be jumanji because my face is much better visible, and maybe Nebula for some reason.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is so unique because actors don’t usually get the chance to play the same character in so many different films. How has your relationship with Nebula changed over the years?

I love my character so much. I’m obsessed with her. To be honest, I’m just fascinated. I guess it’s just so lucky. It’s like a gift that keeps on giving because she starts out as a villain and I was given the opportunity to really show her point of view and her point of view on things. I think there were about six films and I just think she’s absolutely adorable. Her whole family dynamic, her upbringing, the toxic narcissistic family system. That’s all I love to explore.

For playing a Sarah clone, what kind of inspiration did you get just for intonation, because there are many moments where you can tell that she is still learning what it means to be a real person. Can you only talk about this aspect of this character’s game?

I had a lot of fun playing a clone because I had a lot of fun playing a person who is trying to play a person. [laughs] if it makes sense. There are certain moments where I think she’s trying to sound casual or normal or Sarah. So, like you said, it was fun to play with, for example, intonations and things like trying to show up… yeah, it’s just really, really fun to play with that.

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