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Karen Gillan: Star Wars wig story a 'miscommunication'

25 July 2014 Last updated at 11:02 BST

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.