Karen Gillan's 'scary' Nebula costume

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 March 2014
Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan found it "scary" when she first looked at herself in costume for the 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Karen Gillan found it "scary" when she first saw herself as Guardians of the Galaxy's Nebula.

The 26-year-old actress - who shaved her head for the part - will play the female villain in Marvel's big-budget superhero film, where she dons purple face paint and a black face-piece.

Gillan could believe what she was seeing when she saw herself in the mirror, dressed in character, for the first time.

Talking to collider.com: "I couldn't believe it. I was like 'woah'. I'd seen mock up pictures and they'd done make-up tests on other people, so I had an idea. But, when I saw it on myself it was really scary."

The make-up and costume helped Gillan get into character since she didn't feel like she was herself.

She added: "It did half the job for me. I mean, having shaved my head and working out so much, I just felt like a different person so that really helped with the performance."

She will star alongside Chris Pratt who will play the lead role of Peter Quill - otherwise known as the Star-Lord.

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro
  • UK release: 31 July 2014

When space adventurer Peter Quill (Pratt) finds himself sharing a prison cell with assassin Gamora (Saldana), genetically-modified bounty-hunting raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and other crims, they must face power-hungry evildoer Ronan (Pace). With a gag-stuffed script, lively direction and outstanding performances…

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