Karen Gillan looks in desperate need of a Doctor as she transforms into a zombie for spoof make-up advert

By Daily Mail Reporter

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She was once the Time Lord’s sexiest assistant – but Karen Gillan has never looked more in need of a Doctor.

The glamorous redhead may be drop dead gorgeous in real life, but as these pictures show she is, well, just drop dead in her latest television role.

Covered in lesions, with a mouth full of discoloured, decaying teeth, the 25-year-old former Doctor Who star plays a zombie in need of some serious skincare treatment in a spoof cosmetic commercial for a US comedy show.

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Someone needs a Doctor! Karen Gillan transforms into a zombie for a spoof make-up advert in The Nerdist

Someone needs a Doctor! Karen Gillan transforms into a zombie for a spoof make-up advert in The Nerdist

In need of a facial! Karen provides a breathless voiceover as part of the jokey commercial
In need of a facial! Karen provides a breathless voiceover as part of the jokey commercial

In need of a facial! Karen provides a breathless voiceover as part of the jokey commercial

Miss Gillan – who shot to fame on both sides of the Atlantic as Amy Pond – appears on BBC America series The Nerdist.

Much better! The flawless Karen as she usually looks

Much better! The flawless Karen as she usually looks

And she really sinks her teeth into the role of advertising Z’Ombéal: Walking Dead Skin Care in an episode specially devoted to the undead, which airs this Saturday.

In a voiceover for the BBC channel the 6ft tall former model breathlessly asks: ‘When you are undead, does that mean you compromise on beauty? Not a chance.

‘New living skin from Z’Ombéal. With more than 50 per cent actual living cells, you’ll get living coverage that feels healthy. Alive. Skin the way it probably used to be.

‘Living skin by Z’Ombéal.  Because you’re hungry.’

Inverness-born Miss Gillan became an instant hit when she was cast as 11th Doctor Matt Smith’s first companion in May 2009.

She made her first on-screen appearance in the episode The Eleventh Hour, with her cousin Caitlin Blackwood portraying her younger self.

Miss Gillan starred in the seventh series of the cult sci-fi hit which has become a huge success in the US, but both she and her onscreen husband Rory – played by Arthur Darvill – were later written out of the show.

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat said recently that both characters are ‘dead and buried’ and will not be returning for the show’s 50th anniversary later this year. 

Still smiling! Karen pulls a wide smile for the camera - displaying her rotten and bloody teeth

Still smiling! Karen pulls a wide smile for the camera - displaying her rotten and bloody teeth

Quick touch-up: Karen gets a helping hand from her 'make-up artists' as part of the commercial

Quick touch-up: Karen gets a helping hand from her 'make-up artists' as part of the commercial

To see the full ad and more videos from The Nerdist click here


 

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She's very much in need of a facial.

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better looking as the zombie

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Still would.

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Looks like the result of a typical Saturday night out in Essex...

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Ha ha thought this was going to be ne of those 'natural beauty (generic actress) goes make up free while buying milk at tescos' articles.

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mooseypoo,surrey,dont you think she looks more like Taylor Swift,so beautiful !! i wish i could meet her, only in my dreams

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I love the red of her hair, its so natural, and that's because it IS. Dyed reds NEVER look as nice as this.

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I've met Karen. She's unbelievably gorgeous in the flesh - tall like you wouldn't believe, slim and as pretty as a doll - yet incredibly sweet and charming. Yes, I'm biased, but I thought the video was a hoot..

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- Deena , London, 03/4/2013 18:30---------------- I did and yes she does. Brilliant programme too; nice to see some *real* drama for a change on the Beeb....

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That's her without her makeup surely?

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