Karen played Doctor Who’s sidekick Amy Pond and stars in the recently released horror film Oculus.
It has also just been announced that she will star in writer-director Ti West’s revenge Western In A Valley of Violence, with Ethan Hawke and John Travolta.
Karen says: “I didn’t really want to distance myself from Doctor Who, because it’s never hindered me, it’s helped me. I know for a fact that I’ve got offered roles because the directors are Doctor Who fans, so it’s not something I’m keen to shed.”
Karen explained how she was cast in Oculus: “I was in Scotland in my bedroom in my family home, and my agent was like, ‘This American director wants to Skype with you’.
“So I get on Skype with him, and I’m all eager to please, and then he takes a swig of coffee out of a mug that was a Tardis – and he didn’t realise – and I’m thinking, ‘Oh, it’s in the bag…’.”
In Oculus, Karen plays a woman trying to clear her brother of murder by proving that the killing was carried out by something supernatural.