After the first real image from Jumanji was released yesterday, we were understandably a bit confused by the various outfits on display. And, in the case of Karen Gillan’s half an outfit, a little bit nervous. Today, Gillan herself gives a clue as to why her character’s clothes are so small.
So the tiny shirt is the result of her being in “child-sized clothes.” That doesn’t actually explain why the shorts and boots fit, but ok, we’ll go with “movie logic” for that. As for the rest of it, the reasons range from “spell turned her from child into adult” to “needed clothing replacement, only kids’ clothes available.” another possibility, albeit slightly less likely, is that her character was trapped in the jungle as a child and had to make a suitcase full of small clothing last.
I actually really doubt the reason can be so good that putting the only girl in skimpy clothing will be “worth it,” but we can live in hope.
Gillan’s explanation echoes the vaguer one given by Dwayne Johnson in his posting of the photo on Instagram:
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #JUMANJI Our dope 90's vintage costumes will all make sense when our plot's revealed. Truuuuuust me???. The journey continues.. "Moose Finbar" (Kevin Hart). "Ruby Roundhouse" (Karen Gillan). "Professor Shelly Oberon" (Jack Black). "Dr. Smolder Bravestone" 'cause well.. he smolders. Hard workin' and FUN first day of shooting in the jungle with this talented and crazy motley crew. Jack is brilliant, Karen is bad assery, Kevin is sharply hilarious and I smell good. Extremely hard trying to keep a straight face in these scenes. Too funny. We're makin' a good one. More to come.. #JUMANJI #WishFulfillment #TheGameThatPlaysYou
He hints that there’s a reason behind ALL of their absurd outfits, calling them “Our dope 90’s vintage costumes.” Jack Black’s is less 1990s than it is 1930s, but ok. He also listed character names that are so absurd I’m kind of hoping they’re jokes he’s making. Or that they’re aliases of some kind:
- “Moose Finbar” (Kevin Hart)
- “Ruby Roundhouse” (Karen Gillan)
- “Professor Shelly Oberon” (Jack Black)
- “Dr. Smolder Bravestone” (Dwayne Johnson)
This Jumanji thing is not is not looking better the more we hear about it.