‘Every film should be shot in Scotland’, says Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan reckons all films should be made in Scotland. Picture: PA/Ian West
Karen Gillan reckons all films should be made in Scotland. Picture: PA/Ian West
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Karen Gillan reckons every film should be shot in Scotland - because of its ‘amazing’ locations and the skill of crew members.

The Inverness-born screen star has recently been filming her directorial debut, entitled The Party’s Just Beginning, in Glasgow and her home city, and she wants to raise awareness of the country as a destination for movie makers.

Gillan, left and Lee Pace in a scene from The Party's Just Beginning. Picture: Matt Glass/PA Wire

Gillan, left and Lee Pace in a scene from The Party's Just Beginning. Picture: Matt Glass/PA Wire

The 29-year-old actor, who is also reviving her Guardians Of The Galaxy character in the next Avengers movie, believes Scotland is ‘a great country for making films’.

She said: “It’s amazing to make films in this country because we have such amazing crew members. People are really, really good at their jobs. We have amazing locations.

“Frankly, everything should be shot here, that’s what I think.”

She described the filming of part of the Avengers: Infinity War movie in Scotland as ‘really cool’, and added: “I’m happy about that because I think this is a great country for making films.

We have amazing locations. Frankly, everything should be shot here, that’s what I think

Karen Gillan

“I think people could become more aware of Scotland as a destination for movie-making.”

Gillan is currently promoting the latest comic-book movie Guardians of the Galaxy 2, in which she stars as the mysterious part-bionic character Nebula.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 opened on Friday.

Gillan, second from left, in a scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Picture: Disney-Marvel via AP

Gillan, second from left, in a scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Picture: Disney-Marvel via AP