Matt Smith stays with Karen Gillan when he’s in LA

But her flat’s not quite the Tardis

Look, we’re going to level with you right off the bat: if the idea of the Doctor and Amy Pond holding sleepovers in Hollywood makes you squeal, read on. If not, well, there’s nothing for you here. Go with our blessing.


OK, Karen Gillan and Matt Smith have gone on to even bigger and better things since leaving Doctor Who. Smith is now royalty in The Crown, while Gillan is starring in her second Marvel Blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. What’s more, she moved over to L.A. to pursue her Hollywood career after being cast in horror film Oculus back in 2014.

“I’ve never understood the fear that people have towards moving to new cities, I don’t have that emotion in my range,” she explained in our interview, “maybe being from Inverness and having to move to be able to really pursue a career, that’s what has equipped me for it.”

Yet Smith and Gillan still see a lot of each other. A whole lot.

But I do see him when he comes over,” she explained, “because he stays in my house and we have a proper catch up.”

That’s right. The former roommates in the infinite Tardis now share an LA bedsit when he’s in town. It’s like Spacebnb.

So let’s say you’re invited to a sleepover at Karen’s, what classy Hollywood evening could you expect? Well… 

Me and my friend Rachel from Edinburgh watched the Oscars together. So we’re in this small, one-bedroomed apartment watching the Oscars. We put dresses on and sat in our living room and watched it with some cranberry juice. It was a wild night…”


Karen Gillan stars as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, out in UK cinemas on Friday 28 April