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'Doctor Who' Star Karen Gillan Lands Lead In ABC Series 'Selfie'

Noelle Talmon Noelle Talmon
February 19th, 2014 9:01am EST

Karen Gillan

Former "Doctor Who" actress Karen Gillan will star in the upcoming U.S. television series "Selfie." The Scottish actress will play Eliza Dooley, a 20-something narcissist who is obsessed with social media.

The ABC show is a spin on "My Fair Lady" and will center on Dooley, who hires a marketing expert to revamp her image after a video of her humiliating break-up goes viral.

Gillan played Amy Pond on the cult British sci-fi series. She also stars in the upcoming film "Guardians of the Galaxy," which just released its first full-length trailer. She plays the villain Nebula, a space pirate bent on wiping out entire civilizations.

In order to prepare for the role, the actress shocked fans over the summer after appearing at Comic Con with a shaved head.

Gillan also stars on the Adult Swim show NTSF:SD:SUV.

Photo Credits: PR Photos

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