If you’ve been following the continuing updates about the upcoming new Jumanji movie, you’ll probably be aware that there was some controversy when a certain image of the cast was released recently.
Some people felt that, as the only woman in a group of men, Karen Gillan’s skimpy outfit – crop-top, short shorts and knee-high boots – didn’t necessarily send out a great message.
Gillan has since assured us that there’s a very good reason for her character Ruby Roundhouse’s costume, posting on Twitter “Yes I’m wearing child sized clothes and YES there is a reason! The pay off is worth it, I promise!”
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) September 21, 2016
There have even been a number of theories attempting to explain the outfit – Jumanji is, after all, a fantasy film about a board game and is likely to be filled with deliberately cliched characters.
But now a new Instagram image posted by Gillan suggests the offending costume may not even be around for the entire film.
True, this could just be a shirt Gillan is wearing in her downtime between shooting but the khaki colour and epaulettes on the shoulders do scream safari to us.
Could this be a change of heart from the producers following the outcry about the original outfit? Highly unlikely. But it could be a hint that a costume change happens part way through the movie and that Gillan isn’t necessarily playing the one-dimensional character some people have been assuming.