Posted by Tsaress in Apr 13,2014 with No Comments
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It’s far from the riskiest thing Gillan’s done so far for a role. To play the sadistic villain Nebula in Marvel’s cosmic action adventure, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” set for release Aug. 1, she shaved her head, saying goodbye to her signature red tresses and undergoing rigorous stunt training – or, in Gillan’s words, “action hero boot camp.”
“She’s got a cybernetic arm, a cybernetic eye, she’s completely blue and bald and she’s like a master of weaponry,” Gillan said. “Whenever I would walk around, people were literally gasping at me, and I was like, ‘Sure, this is worth five hours [in the makeup chair] for this.’
“The transformational aspect of that … that’s what I want to be as an actress,” she continued. I want to play completely different things that are so far removed from myself. I want to be a character actress — it’s all about choices, really. I want to make the right ones.”
Source and full interview here
Speaking of which what was it like filming your cameo appearance for last year’s special Christmas episode (which was also Matt Smith’s final episode as the Doctor)?
It was really weird. It was such a surreal experience. Because those were three very important years of my life on that TV show and then to go back and be on someone else’s TARDIS was a really weird sensation. And sort of be on the outside looking in. But also knowing that life is okay after you leave Doctor Who. It was just a really interesting experience and important to me that I was there for Matt’s final moments in character.