Girls On Film / Ep 92: Karen Gillan on Gunpowder Milkshake & Liesl Tommy on Respect

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Respect director Liesl Tommy and Gunpowder Milkshake star Karen Gillan hit the Girls On Film airwaves this week -- two more fabulous women making female-focused films. Liesl Tommy, director of new Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, joins us to talk about the making of the finger-snapping musical flick. She shares the process of putting the queen of soul on screen, and reveals how the movie’s singing star Jennifer Hudson really does belt out those vocals live. Plus, we hear how she paid her personal respects to Aretha with a heart-warming cameo -- keep your eyes peeled… Next up, Anna chats to Karen Gillan about her starring role in glossy new action-thriller Gunpowder Milkshake. The star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- beloved to many as former companion Amy Pond in Doctor Who -- shares the fun of playing an action heroine sans skimpy outfit. She tells Anna how it felt to work with an all-female central cast in a movie that serves sisterhood with its shootouts, and how they became a badass crew onscreen and off. Plus, we hear what some of you lovely listeners have been saying about the pod on social media. Keep those tweets coming! Other film and TV mentions: Thor: Love And Thunder, Guardians of the Galaxy Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/girlsonfilmpodcast Follow us on socials: www.instagram.com/girlsonfilm_podcast/ www.facebook.com/girlsonfilmpodcast www.twitter.com/GirlsOnFilm_Pod www.twitter.com/annasmithjourno Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Audio Producer: Elliana Jay. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey.