Gillan, who is widely known for her two-year tenure playing Amy Pond in the science-fiction drama series Doctor Who
, normally has very long red hair; but not any more. She's had it all shaven off for her role in the film Guardians of the Galaxy
, which is being produced by Marvel Studios.
The 25-year-old is following in the footsteps of her former Doctor Who
co-star Matt Smith, who had his head shaved a few weeks ago for his role in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut fearture, How to Catch a Monster
Gillan shocked fans during the Marvel Studios Press Line at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
, when she whipped off what turned out not to be her real hair but a false red wig.
To the crowd, with a smile, she said
, "It's liberating. I think everyone here should shave their heads.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news
of Gillan's casting in Guardians of the Galaxy
at the beginning of June. However, Digital Spy reported
, "Details of the film, including its villains, remain closely under wraps."
Glenn Close, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace and Michael Rooker have all been cast, too.