Karen Gillan just recited The Proclaimers like she was performing Shakespeare

The Scottish actress put on her poshest English accent to complete the #15secondshakespeare challenge

Has your Twitter feed been populated by celebrities reciting song lyrics like they’re Shakespeare these past few days? If so, you’ll be familiar with #15secondshakespeare – our favourite new internet game which has seen Uptown Funk, Gangnam Style and Oops I Did It Again spoken in the style of the Bard by the likes of Mark Gatiss, Amanda Abbington and Mark Bonnar.

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Today Karen Gillan entered the mix. For her performance, she borrowed a track from her Doctor Who co-star David Tennant’s favourite band, The Proclaimers. We don’t think we’ve ever heard I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) performed like a dramatic soliloquy – but then #15secondshakespeare has given us many things we never thought we’d see. 

Gillan does a fine job – emotional intensity, clear diction – and she even manages to squeeze the da-da-dum-dums into a sort of iambic pentameter. Bravo! 

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To see the best of Twitter’s #15secondshakespeare performances, click here