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Karen Gillan is red-hot thanks to 'Jumanji' and 'Avengers,' but her true passion? Directing

Karen Gillan is red-hot thanks to 'Jumanji' and 'Avengers,' but her true passion? Directing

Karen Gillan has recently transplanted herself away from sunny Los Angeles to much-less-sunny New York City, and she couldn’t be happier about it.

“It’s cool here! I find it really inspiring,” the actress turned filmmaker explained, FaceTiming in from her new digs on a crisp spring day. “I think I like to be a pedestrian — I don’t know how to drive — I’m really pale and I like the colder weather because of where I’m from.”

“L.A. doesn’t lend itself to any of the things that I am,” she quipped with a breezy smile. That’s just fine with Gillan, who seems to find the bright side of most things. Besides, she points out, New York is practically halfway home to...

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