Making wigs out of real hair, of course, is a practice as old as wigs. To this day, one can shave their head and donate their hair to charity so it can be made into wigs for cancer patients. Gillan, wanting to keep something close to his preferred look, opted to keep his hair and weave it into a wig for everyday wear. For his appearance in “Doctor Who”, she appeared with her own hair, surprising Moffatt. It’s notable that Gillan sports an incredibly vibrant shade of red hair, and there’s dialogue in “Doctor Who” that frequently references him. (There was an episode of “Doctor Who” in which Amy Pond and the Doctor went back in time to meet Vincent Van Gogh, and they make various comparisons between Amy’s hair and Vincent’s.)
The 2013 special was also notable for the return of Matt Smith, who had dropped out of the role the previous year. Smith had just appeared in a supernatural thriller called “Lost River” which was written and directed by Ryan Gosling and co-starred Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn and Eva Mendes. For the role of him, Smith also His head was shaved, so Gillan wasn’t the only one wearing a wig for the 2013 “Doctor Who” special. (However, as far as you can tell, Smith’s wig wasn’t made from his own hair.) ).
Gillan’s wig was constructed by Oscar-nominated “Guardians of the Galaxy” makeup artist Elizabeth “Lizzie” Yianni-Georgiou. She explained in an interview with the Belgravia Center that it was a meticulous lace front wig, one of her most elaborate types. According to Yianni-Georgiou, Gillan wore that wig at all press events during that time. “I thought if a young actress has to go out for auditions, you can’t just send her away with nothing,” Yiannni-Georgiou said. “You have to give her something beautiful.”