When the first official picture for Jake Kasdan’s Jumanji first appeared on the internet, it caused quite a stir among movie lovers who immediately fixated on Karen Gillan‘s “super sexualized” outfit. According to Gillan, there’s a good reason why her character, Ruby Roundhouse, is dressed like 90s Tomb Raider.
Shortly after picture hit the web in September, Gillan and co-star Dwayne Johnson both addressed fans’ concerns about the Ruby’s attire. Gillan assures fans that there is a reason her character is wearing “child sized clothes,” and that “the pay off is worth it” when you go see the movie.
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) September 21, 2016
Last Friday during her interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Scottish actor and filmmaker defended her look again. She told THR that there is a justification for her character’s look, but fans have to wait until the film comes out to understand it:
I’ve experienced something similar when I worked on Doctor Who and there was such an uproar about my costume when that was first revealed, so I thought it was happening all over again. But I have to say, I’d never take on a role that was truly gratuitous for no reason. There’s a really valid reason why she’s wearing that. My character is really not happy about it!
Jumanji is a continuation of the popular 1995 film of the same name, but with a twist. The movie will reportedly revolve around four teenagers who play the infamous board game by controlling “avatar” characters who come to life. Those avatar characters are played by Karen Gillan, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black.
So…did Jumanji turn itself into a video game some-crazy-how, and we’re looking at the game from the perspective of the avatars? What the heck is going on?
Jumanji is scheduled for a theatrical release on December 22, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly