Hate Karen Gillan’s Shaved Head? Well, Sucks to be You

karenbaldOne of the reasons that James Gunn was selected to direct Guardians of the Galaxy — Marvel’s big-screen gamble on one of its lesser-known properties — is that he is… well, quirky. Maybe more off-beat. Okay, so he’s kinda twisted. All you have to do is watch the unsettling Slither and Super to realize that we won’t be getting a safe and sterile superhero film out of this guy.

And part of Gunn’s quirkiness is his attitude — which has been coming in handy lately as Marvel fandom moans about his creative choices for GotG — especially his decision to make Scottish actress Karen Gillan shave off her sexy long red hair to play space pirate Nebula. The consternation and angst has been building ever since Comic-Con. Never mind that Karen — best-known as Amy Pond on DOCTOR WHO —  still looks hot as hell without her ginger locks; the character is currently bald in the source comics, so where is the criticism coming from?

But Gunn is having none of it. He recently Tweeted:

“If you are sending me hate messages about making ‪@KarenGillan2 shave her head, you might consider the overall state of your life.”

Yeah, I just started following him.

P.S.: My opinion has nothing to do with the fact that I shave my head, by choice!

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Jena Malone ‘Scared the Hell Out of Them’

Johanna Mason — the deceptively cute and deadly victor from District 7 — was the breakout character from Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire, the second volume in the Hunger Games trilogy, so the competition for the movie role was long and intense. Luckily (for her and for the franchise), Jena Malone was the last woman standing and won the role.

Here, she mentions the competition in an interview with Glamour magazine:

Glamour: Was your part in The Hunger Games tough to get?

Jena: I know they saw every single actress from here till Tuesday. They wanted to find someone who didn’t just physicalize this character but could also scare people. I don’t know what I did – I guess I just scared the hell out of them.

Um, maybe the producers heard that you dead-lifted 235 pounds during training for Sucker Punch and decided it was safer to give you the job?

Here’s a look at Jena doing publicity — with director Francis Lawrence and co-stars Willow Shields (Prim) and Jeffrey Wright (Beetee) — for the film at San Diego Comic-Con.