Karen Gillan Weight Gain 2023. Is She Pregnant? Her Diet And Workout Plan Revealed.

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We are hearing a lot about Karen Gillan weight gain. Even some are speculating that the Guardian Of The Galaxy actress might be pregnant. But Nebula actress Karen Gillian hasn’t confirmed anything yet about her weight gain.

Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress, most popularly recognized for her role as Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in blockbuster movies including Guardians of the Galaxy series, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. It all started when she was first recognized for her role as Amy Pond in the popular British science fiction series Doctor Who. And Gillan achieved international stardom, all thanks to her appearance as Ruby Roundhouse in the action-based Jumanji series – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level

Recently, besides Gillan’s fabulous work in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3, she is trending among fans for her noticeable weight gain in the movie. Even her visible weight gain has led many fans to speculate that she is expectant. Let’s dive in to uncover everything about Karen Gillan’s weight gain and ongoing rumors about her pregnancy

Karen Gillan Weight Gain

When the blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 was released, aside from the movie’s plot, many fans noticed Karen Gillan’s appearance, suggesting that she looked heavier than before. And in no time, the speculations about her pregnancy spread like wildfire due to her apparent weight gain in the movie. 

Amid the rumors of her weight gain and pregnancy, a conspiracy theory emerged on Reddit saying that Nebula has been digitally photoshopped onto someone else’s body. 

Although Gillan has chosen neither to support nor to refute the rumors about her weight gain, she did mention that people’s perceptions could have been influenced by her awkward pose in the character poster.

In the past, the Scottish actress has openly talked about her struggles with body image and how she used to feel pressured to conform to specific beauty standards to get work in the entertainment industry. 

Karen Gillan Before After Transformation
Karen Gillan Before After Transformation Source: Instagram / Karen Gillan

She has also shared how hard she worked to gain weight and muscle mass for some of her roles, especially in the Guardians of the Galaxy series and other Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Nevertheless, she has emphasized the importance of being healthy and comfortable with one’s body and don’t be affected by societal expectations.

Talking about her weight gain, since the Scottish actress has not publicly addressed the rumor, the reason behind her recent transformation is open to interpretation. 

What is Karen Gillan’s Diet and Workout Plan?

In an interview with Healthista, Karen Gillan’s trainer mentioned that the actress and he particularly enjoy jumping rope. “Karen and I spend most of our time on weight resistance and core training, particularly focusing on plant variations. She regularly attended many of my box-fit and HIIT training classes,” he asserted. 

In the preparation of fight scenes for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3, Gillan was required to learn the choreography of multiple martial arts styles, despite having no fighting experience. She started training from scratch and used to regularly practice her exploits with the crew when she wasn’t filming. 

Additionally, Healthy Celebrity reported that Gillan modified her workout routine to emphasize more on weightlifting and fewer cardio exercises. While maintaining her passion for cardio exercises like running and cycling to improve her stamina, she increased her weightlifting sessions for quick muscle growth. 

She preferred doing squats and barbell deadlifts to strengthen her legs. Moreover, the actress made a few significant alterations to her diet to achieve the ideal physique for her role. She increased her protein intake and used to have a protein smoothie in the early morning. In addition, she shifted to healthier snacks such as almond butter or apples. Her calorie intake also increased more than usual during filming or role preparation. 

Is Karen Gillan Pregnant?

The stardom Karen Gillan got by portraying the character ‘Nebula’ in the superhero Guardians of the Galaxy franchise proved to be a double-edged sword for the actress after the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It’s because of all the weight gain and pregnancy speculations. 

Since film promotion began, many fans have suggested on Reddit and Twitter that Nebula looked bigger than she did in previous movies. Since the release of her character poster, the Scottish actress has been trolled for ruining Nebula’s aesthetics with her weight gain on the Internet. And few of them wonder if her being pregnant is the reason behind her visible weight gain. 

Although Gillan hasn’t confirmed weight gain or pregnancy rumors, some Scottish websites claim that the actress is pregnant. However, no one can say whether they are just cashing in on the fans’ frustration with Nebula’s weight gain or are telling the truth. 

Some people did support the rumors that the actress is pregnant, and that’s the reason for her weight gain and Nebula’s body looking a little different in The Guardian of the Galaxy Vol.3 than in other previous films. The fans supported the claim based on her Instagram posts where according to them, she looked like she was supporting her baby bump. But when scrolling down her posts, you can notice that Gillan doesn’t look like she has gained weight. Instead, she looks tall and modelesque as ever. 

Karen Gillian
Karen Gillian Source: Instagram / Karen Gillian

However, we can’t ignore her puffy face in her close-up pictures of videos. And on seeing that, fans might be right to think she has gained weight and might be pregnant. Additionally, considering that Karen Gillan married around a year ago, some fans think she and her husband might have stepped up to have a child. 

We can’t say anything for sure since no credible source has reported on her weight gain and pregnancy. So, until Karen Gillan doesn’t address why she’s looking different or gives any confirmation on her pregnancy speculations, we are in the dark about it. 


Suffice it to say that Karen Gillan is not having the happiest time in the past few months due to brazen speculations about her weight gain and pregnancy. But you should know the actress hasn’t openly discussed her weight gain rumors. Also, there are no confirmed reports on Gillan pregnancy.

The Scottish actress is known for keeping her personal life private. So, we should not forget that film stars are also human beings and, thus, respect Gillan’s boundaries and wait for her official statement.

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Ayushi Goyal

Ayushi Goyal is from the land of Mahabharata, Kurukshetra, Haryana. Well, she is the content writer at heart and by profession. Oh! and yes, she enjoys spending her free time reading novels, watching movies, and listening to music.

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