Karen Gillan misses the "chippy sauce" in Scotland.

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

The 30-year-old actress has been forced to relocate for the sake of her career, but she's revealed that the tasty sauce is one of the things she misses the most about spending so much time away from home.

The Inverness-born star - who is making her directorial debut with 'The Party Is Just Beginning' - told the Daily Record newspaper: "The thing I miss most about Scotland has to be the chippy sauce.

"But also my family and all the people here and the sense of humour.

"I feel that we have a very specific sense of humour in the face of adversity, which is something I incorporate into the film. I miss it a lot."

Karen became a household name after starring in 'Doctor Who' as companion Amy Pond and she's subsequently broken into Hollywood, with major roles in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'.

But the Scottish actress recently admitted to being "delusional" about her acting abilities earlier in her career, saying she previously thought she was more talented than she actually was.

She confessed: "I was delusional about my own acting abilities. When I was acting, I was really confident that I was good at it. I had suffered so many rejections, but it's like it has never phased me.

"Then I had an awakening when I realised I wasn't as good as I thought I was - I watched myself in something and thought, 'Oh my God, this is terrible, I need to get back to work on this and figure out how this is done.'"

Karen also revealed it's felt "natural" for her to make the move into directing.

She said: "There was a second where you realise that you usually have someone to turn to and ask what to do, and that people were looking to me for that. I was like, 'Oh, right! You should do that.'

"But it felt natural. I just know that I want to direct. That's what I want to do with my life."

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