Actress Karen Gillan has revealed male co-stars have had to stand on boxes so they don’t appear shorter than her on screen.
The Scot, who is 5ft 11in, also said she had been banned by movie bosses from wearing high heels on set so she doesn’t tower above her male counterparts.
The former Dr Who star says her height has become an issue while filming love scenes as men don’t want a taller partner.
Miss Gillan, 32, from Inverness, is a sought after actress in Hollywood with roles in Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers Infinity War.
Asked on the Beauty Fashion Friends podcast if she had been stopped from wearing heels while filming, she said: “100%. It’s happened usually during kissing scenes because it doesn’t look good when the guy is looking up to kiss.
“I have seen guys literally standing on boxes. But I’m a giant. I’m 5ft 11in.
“It always throws me whenever I see actors from TV shows that I watch. They are always so much smaller than I expect them to be in real life and for a second I’m just silent while I’m figuring that out.”
Miss Gillan said her tall frame caused issues for her as a teenager but she insisted she was now comfortable with her height.
She added: “I’m glad to be tall. It’s good to be gangly sometimes. I love being tall now but I didn’t used to like it though.
“I think when you’re a teenager and you’re growing up you just want to fit into what’s normal or like the normal version of what you think beauty is and mine was Britney Spears.
“I was thinking I couldn’t be more different to Britney Spears. “
Miss Gillan has previously revealed she was picked out at school for being “lanky and ginger”.
She said: “I remember walking down the corridor and someone going, ‘Eurgh, you’re tall, lanky and ginger!’
“In terms of having red hair, I always had a belief it would benefit me in the long run.”
At 18, she dropped out of the Italia Conti performing arts academy after being cast in an episode of the TV drama Rebus. She landed the part of Amy Pond in Dr Who alongside Matt Smith in 2010.
The star, who divides her times between New York and Los Angeles, has gone on to appear in a series of blockbuster movies.
She has said she missed her homeland so much she decided to film her directorial debut, The Party’s Just Beginning, released in February, in Scotland.