The ex-Doctor Who actress reassures her Twitter followers that there's a 'reason' for her teeny-tiny outfit...
Karen Gillan has hit back at those who’ve labelled her Jumanji costume ‘sexist’.
The 28-year-old actress was inundated with comments about her skimpy outfit after the first photo from the set was unveiled earlier this week.
The image shows Karen (AKA Ruby Roundhouse) alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone), Kevin Hart (Professor Shelly Oberon) and Jack Black (Moose Finbar).
But while her co-stars are dressed modestly in camouflage gear, Karen is rocking teeny-tiny shorts, a red crop top and lace-up boots.
Tweets included: ‘Until I’m told it’s a joke, I’m going to remain angry about Karen Gillan’s #Jumanji costume. Why isn’t @TheRock in a crop top too? #unfair,’ and: ‘I love Karen Gillan. Like, properly adore her. But if there isn’t a good reason for that Jumanji costume we are BREAKING UP [sic].’
However, Karen has since responded to the criticism, telling her Twitter followers that there’s a reason her clothes are so tight-fitting.
She wrote on the site yesterday: ‘Jumanji! Yes I’m wearing child sized clothes and YES there is a reason! The pay off is worth it, I promise! #Jumanji.’
Dwayne, 44, has also spoken out, explaining: ‘Our costumes will all make fun sense soon.. #Jumanji 🙌🏾.’
Hmm. We guess we’ll just have to wait and see…
Jumanji is a sequel to the 1995 film of the same name, and has been in development since 2012.
Filming began this week, with Kevin, 37, captioning an image on his Instagram page: ‘Day 1 of shooting “Jumanji” is officially in the can. We had a amazing first day.
‘The chemistry & energy of our cast & crew was beyond amazing!!!! This movie is going to be dope as hell….Can’t wait to get back to work tomorrow @therock @karengillanofficial & jack black!!! #Jumanji.’
We’re intrigued. Do you think Karen’s outfit is sexist? Let us know over on Twitter @lookmagazine.