Karen Gillan 'learned so much' about directing through James Gunn

Karen Gillan has revealed that she is implementing what she has learned working with James Gunn in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' franchise to her own work as a director.



Karen Gillan has "learned so much" about directing through her work with James Gunn.

The 36-year-old actress starred in the filmmaker's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' franchise as Nebula and explained that she is channelling his style in her own work behind the camera – which started with the 2018 picture 'The Party's Just Beginning'.

Speaking to Collider, Karen said: "I've learned so much from him. He's an extraordinary director. He's actually such a natural leader. You feel like, 'Okay, we've got someone leading this thing that really knows what they want and is incredibly decisive.'

"You just feel like you're in safe hands with somebody with those traits because he's gonna keep you on track when you try these big swings."

The former 'Doctor Who' star added: "And then, his shots are all incredible. He's got the balance of it looking really cool, but it also being really actor focused.

"Sometimes it's one or the other, but he's got both, which is really, really exciting."