According to ComicBook.com on Sunday, when "Guardians of the Galaxy", "Oculus", and the upcoming ABC's "Selfie's" Karen Gillan was approached at the Atlanta Comic Con about Josh Brolin voicing Thanos for the comic book movie, she seemed relatively impressed by the casting. Also, it was suggested to her that she could go to Brolin for tips about her new western film "In a Valley of Violence."
Gillan will be playing Nebula, an arch rival to Gamora in the James Gunn film. Though the "Doctor Who" actress explained that the choreographed fights between her and Zoe Saldana were conducted, she admitted that Saldana indeed was a bit more experienced in her movements because of her history with ballet.
She had also expressed that the movements were rather hard and fierce as opposed to graceful. This may have been visually obvious when in the trailer they were both seen coming at each other with mouths open in an primal fashion. Gillan was also asked about how she was able to put up with wearing all that blue make-up. She admitted it wasn't at all tedious to be covered in the application, but did take a good chunk of her mornings to put it all on.
"It wasn't tedious, but it did take five hours every morning, which is a long time to be sitting in one place. So it was tough mentally just to kind of sit there and not sort of go stir crazy. But also, it was really worth it, because when I was finished, people were audibly gasping when I would walk around.”
In regards to the intense training and diet restrictions, Gillan mentioned in a previous interview that she was requested to "look tougher" for the role. As a result, she was asked to eat mostly protein in her diet. Apparently, this is more food than what she's used to, so she seemed to have been rather delighted to splurge more so than normal for the benefit of the role.
"I started off with just working out. They wanted me to just look a bit tougher. I started eating lots of protein. I went on this diet of more food, rather than less... I was like, 'You want me to eat everything? Perfect!'"
"Guardians of the Galaxy" also stars NBC's "Parks and Recreation's" Chris Pratt, "Star Trek's" Zoe Saldana, "WWE's" Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, and Vin Diesel voicing Groot. The main villain is played by "The Hobbit's" Lee Pace and will be portraying Ronan the Accuser. The film is scheduled to be released on Aug. 1.