Belfast Telegraph

Gillan: I looked like spaghetti

Karen Gillan has said she looked "like spaghetti" when she began rehearsing her fight scenes for Guardians Of The Galaxy.

The former Doctor Who star has a fight scene with Zoe Saldana (Gamora) in the new space adventure, which also stars Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt and Vin Diesel.

Karen, who plays Nebula, told MTV: "There's a big girlie fight sequence, but it's not that girlie. They made sure there weren't any nice pirouettes or anything like that."

The actress said that Zoe was "really amazing" at the "physical stuff", adding: "she barely required any rehearsal."

But she added: "I required two months of rehearsals every day that I wasn't shooting, because I looked like spaghetti when I started...This is the integral one for my character, because it's not just a physical battle.

"Their relationship goes very deep, and there's a huge history between them. So there's a lot more to it than just the physical."

Karen shaved her hair to play Nebula, and said she felt jealous of her co-star's long locks.

"It was the saddest thing in the world!" she said. "They'd use a big industrial wind machine when filming her, but when it was on me, it was like, 'Turn the wind machine off,' and it was like beeeeup."


From Belfast Telegraph