Karen Gillan Says There’s A Reason She’s Wearing ‘Child-Sized Clothes’ In ‘Jumanji’

It’s only one Instagram photo, but there’s a lot to speculate about in the first look at the Jumanji 2 cast. For instance, why does Kevin Hart look like he just came from hanging out with Jenny Lewis in Troop Beverly Hills? Or, is the Rock the only human alive capable of pulling off the way he’s standing? (Yes.) And most importantly, what the heck is Karen Gillan wearing? It’s 2016 — shouldn’t we be beyond actresses having to don impractically skimpy outfits? She’s in the jungle. Think of the mosquitoes, and snakes, and monkeys. It’s a well known fact poorly CGI’d monkeys always go for the belly button.

But according to the Guardians of the Galaxy and Selfie star, there’s a reason she’s cosplaying as safari Lara Croft. “Yes I’m wearing child sized clothes and YES there is a reason!” Gillan tweeted. “The pay off is worth it, I promise!” Dwayne Johnson confirmed her defense, writing on Instagram, “Our dope ’90s vintage costumes will all make sense when our plot’s revealed. Truuuuuust me.” I always do, the Rock, but now I have two more questions:

1) Maybe Gillan is Judy Shepherd (Kristen Dunst in the original) all grown up?

2) Gillan and the Rock are playing characters named Ruby Roundhouse and Dr. Smolder Bravestone, respectively. (I realize that’s not a question, but I thought it was worth bringing to your attention. Bravestone! Roundhouse!)