Karen Gillan whipping off her wig, saying she’d done something, “a bit rash,” and revealing she’s now completely bald for her role as Nebula in Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy will go down as a highlight from this year’s Comic Con. Of all the people to shave their head, why’d it have to Karen!? Those beautiful ginger locks – GONE!
Fans everywhere are upset, but most understand it’s only hair which in time will grow back. (Besides, she’s got, like, the cutest little shaved head!) Others though, well, some fans are so upset they’ve taken to sending hate mail to director James Gunn, claiming he made her to it, and how dare he!?
If you are sending me hate messages about making @KarenGillan2 shave her head, you might consider the overall state of your life.
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 24, 2013
Anyone who’s a fan of Karen knows she’s a bit mad. Matt Smith always said so. I can’t imagine anyone but Karen could make Karen shave her head. And if you’re going to send hate mail to James Gunn I’m sure you can find a more important matter than Karen’s bald head. I mean, really.
Source: Digital Spy
UPDATE! Since Gunn’s original tweet on the matter the director has gone on Formspring to elaborate on the need for Gillan to shave her head in the first place.
It was explained that whoever played Nebula would have to shave her head. So Karen knew about this when she auditioned. A bald cap looks fake when seen repeatedly up close & during long action sequences.
And again, I repeat myself when I say Karen’s not dumb or a pushover, she wouldn’t let her head be shaved if she wasn’t 100% behind it. Also, it’s hair! Get over it!
Anyway, besides the outrage over Karen’s missing locks, she elaborated a bit to AMC about her character, saying,
Nebula is the villain of the film. She’s an employee of Thanos and she has a very interesting and complex relationship to the lead female of the film, Gamora.
Hmm, I not too familiar with Guardians, so maybe this is common knowledge, but were they once besties now forced to fight one another? And did you notice she calls herself the villain, not a villain? I hadn’t realized she’d be the main antagonist, but awesome! Are you excited to see Karen in a villainous role? Bald, even!?
Oh! And I retweeted this last night, but of course I’ll share it again. Just goes to show how well Karen’s taking her new look,
Excited to announce that after long negotiations to play Chuckie in new Rugrats film, I have now been offered the role of Tommy Pickles.
– Karen Gillan (@KarenGillan2) July 30, 2013