Karen Gillan has cemented her place in the MCU character in Guardians of the Galaxy. It is known that she used the star of many of the best Westerns ever made, Clint Eastwood, as her main inspiration.
Karen Gillan Inspired by Clint Eastwood
Gillan made her acting debut as Nebula in 2014 when the first Guardians of the Galaxy film introduced director James Gunn and his colorful cast of heroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The star explained in an interview with BBC Radio 1 that a single direction from Gunn, with Eastwood’s perspective, completely changed her approach to the character in Marvel movies.
She speaks: “He created my entire character with a single note. On the first day of filming, I arrived and I was doing my usual villain job. He was like: ‘Let’s mix this up, try that other. Speak like Marilyn Monroe/Clint Eastwood, try it’.
“And then it creates the whole character. The voice, it tells how I move, I start loitering around more. It’s the best direction I’ve ever heard of.”
Renowned actor Clint Eastwood has had a long career spanning seven decades, but RadarOnline.com learned rawhide the star will probably hang up his cowboy hat and say goodbye to Tinseltown forever as friends fear his health is declining.
“Clint has gone through many talks about retirement, but what’s worse for him, he feels the film industry has retired to him,” said an insider. “He’s had a 50-year partnership with Warner Brothers, but there are new people in charge there now, and they were disappointed when Clint’s last movie Cry Macho bombed at the box office.
“He’s happy to finally get Warner’s approval for his new movie, but he doesn’t expect it to happen again.”
The pale rider star, who turns 93 on May 31, is preparing to shoot his last film, an emotional film titled Juror No. 2 with Toni Collette and Nicholas Hoult, and is scheduled to shoot in mid-June.