Every journey begins with a first step, and for Karen Gillan that journey began at the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, Scotland.
The star of Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Who is a local to the area, and studied Music and Drama at the venue. Unfortunately, the Inverness Courier reports that the theatre has dropped its National 5 drama course, after Highland Council agreed to cut £100,000 from the centre’s budget.
Gillan was quick to post a tribute online.
Sad to hear about the cuts in @EdenCourt. As Creative Ambassador, I owe so much to the Higher Drama course and wish others could too.
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) March 9, 2016
It’s a real shame for people in the area, but if Gillan’s story tells us one thing, is that you never know where you might end up if you work hard.