Doctor Who co-star cast as Romeo's time-traveling Companion

Karen Gillan, the current Doctor's fiery interdimensional-road buddy, is strapping on the frippery to play a Jersey girl who finds herself trapped in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Brittney will find Gillan playing a high school drama clubber who magically wakes up in 13th-century Verona, as the mythical Juliet, surrounded by the characters she knows all too well. As awesome as it might be to be the subject of Romeo's white-hot passion, she knows that at some point she'll get to the tragic ending of the play. X-Files veteran Gillian Anderson is set to play the dual role of Juliet's Nurse and Brittney's real-world mother.

We'll see how the Scottish Gillan handles an American accent—because I still think she'd be a bloody fantastic Mary Jane Watson.

(via Deadline)

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