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Gillan denies Star Wars wig claims

Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film.

Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film.

The actress shaved her head for a new role for Guardians of the Galaxy, sparking a variety of internet rumours.

Speaking on the Guardians of the Galaxy red carpet, she told the BBC's Lizo Mzimba there had been a "miscommunication".

Meanwhile, Avengers director Joss Whedon, who also attended the premiere, said he was impressed with the set of the new Star Wars film - which has the working title Episode VII.