When the first glimpse of ‘Jumanji’ was released fans were taken aback at Karen Gillan‘s character, Ruby Roundhouse’s skimpy costume.  On the one hand, it’s nothing new for a female protagonist (or antagonist, for that matter) to be scantily dressed, but as times change, there has been a greater push for females to cover up and simply kick ass, de-emphasizing their feminine whiles.

But Gillan insists that there is a valid reason Ruby is dressed the way she is, referencing a similar controversy when her ‘Doctor Who’ character Amy Pond wore a tight police woman’s uniform:

“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!”

What might that valid reason be?  She previously made a comment via Twitter that may clarify things:

If you remember the first ‘Jumanji’, Robin Williams’ character Alan Parrish started out as a little boy playing the enchanted board game before getting sucked into it, where he spent decades trapped and grew to adulthood.  It’s entirely possible that Gillan’s character was similarly a child who got sucked into the game and grew to adulthood… without a suitable change of clothes.

Gillan did specifically call her wardrobe “child size” so that certainly sounds as if that’s leaning in that direction.

Do you buy this response?

‘Jumanji’ directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Karen Gillan and Alex Wolff hits theaters on July 28, 2017.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter