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Clearly terrified, Scottish beauty Karen Gillan had to shave her head for her role in the biggest movie of the summer, Marvel's [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073).

Taking the role meant that Gillan would lose her trademark auburn locks, as well as undertaking a full makeup, costume and prosthetic's process to transform her into the galaxy terrorizing assassin known as Nebula; A far cry from her cheerful character of Amy Pond from Doctor Who.


In the video below the Scottish actress stumbles over her words as her hair, carefully clipped up into individual bunches, is snipped away one at a time.

Gillan told Yahoo earlier this year that she found the shearing “really liberating”, before explaining that the hair and make-up team on ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ were kind enough to make her a wig out of her shorn locks.

The hair cut proved fruitful however, as Guardians of the Galaxy went on to make £20m at the UK and Ireland box office making it the third biggest Marvel film over here behind 'Marvel's Avengers Assemble' and 'Iron Man 3'. The film itself has went on to gross a colossal grand total of $262.1 million to date.


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