Actress shocks fans with new look

2013-07-22 21:55
Karen Gillan Comic-Con
San Diego - Karen Gillan has shaved her head for Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Doctor Who star - who is best known for playing the Time Lord's feisty sidekick Amy Pond in the British sci-fi series - has gone bald in order to play brutal space pirate, Nebula, in Marvel's big-budget superhero film.

The 25-year-old actress unveiled her new style at Comic-Con in San Diego, California, where she arrived wearing a flame-haired wig, which appeared to be her normal tresses, before whipping off the hairpiece to reveal her new appearance.

'The anti-hero hero movie'

She then told the crowd: "It's liberating. I think everyone here should shave their heads."

Chris Pratt is also on board for the motion picture as the group's leader, the Star-Lord - who is also known as Peter Quill - while Zoe Saldana will play superhuman vixen Gamora, and Dave Bautista is set to portray muscular henchman Drax the Destroyer.

The film - which will be directed by James Gunn - is scheduled for release in August 2014 but Zoe admits they still have "85% of the movie left to shoot."

She said: "This is sort of like the anti-hero hero movie. We're meeting these characters, they're thieves, they're rebels, they're assassins, and they're going to be learning very big lessons."

Watch Karen reveal her new bald head at Comic-Con here:

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