Karen Gillan Removes Wig, Reveals Bald Head at Comic-Con

Celebrity Beauty Jul. 22, 2013 AT 3:30PM
Karen Gillan at Comic-Con Doctor Who star Karen Gillan removed her wig and revealed her bald head at Comic-Con on July 20, for her upcoming role in Guardians of the Galaxy. Credit: Jonathan Leibson/WireImage.com; Ethan Miller/Getty

Well played, Karen Gillan! The 25-year-old Doctor Who actress surprised her fans at Comic-Con on Saturday, July 20, by wearing a red wig and revealing a newly shaved head.

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Gillan, who is set to star in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, posed on the Marvel Studios Press Line in San Diego, Calif. sporting shoulder-length red hair and parted bangs. But the hairdo turned out to be fake.

Karen Gillan removes her wig while speaking at Comic-Con on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California.
Karen Gillan removes her wig while speaking at Comic-Con on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California.
Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage.com

During the film's panel, a fan pointed out that Gillan's character Nebula is supposed to be bald. "Yeah, she is -- and I might have done something a little bit crazy," she said, as she pulled off her wig and revealed her bald head underneath. 

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"It's liberating," Gillan told the crowd, reports Just Jared. "I think everyone here should shave their heads."

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Tell Us: How do you think Gillan looks with a bald head?

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