Say hello to Ruby Roundhouse! The first official pic from the continuation of 1995’s ‘Jumanji’ surfaced on Sept. 20, and fans can’t stop talking about the hot redhead, Scottish actress Karen Gillan, who’s the female lead. Get to know more about Karen right here!
1. She’ll be wearing “child-sized” clothes for most of Jumanji.
When The Rock — who plays Dr. Smolder Bravestone in the film — shared a first-look picture from the movie, people couldn’t help noticing how scantily clad Ruby was. After seeing some of the comments regarding her skimpy outfit, Karen took to social media to set the record straight. “Yes I’m wearing child sized clothes and YES there is a reason! The pay off is worth it, I promise!” she tweeted. A pay off for a girl wearing children’s clothing…hmm…
2. She’s acted alongside some of the hunkiest men in Hollywood.
As if having someone as attractive as The Rock for a co-star isn’t amazing enough, Karen has already been fortunate enough to work with hotties like Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy), Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt (The Big Short), and Matt Smith (Doctor Who). Oh, and Nick Jonas is also going to be in Jumanji! Lucky girl, huh?
3. She’ll do just about anything to get into character for a role.
Karen’s Guardians Of The Galaxy character, alien super villain Nebula, was going to require her to wear a bald cap. But instead of putting on a bald cap when getting into work every day, Karen just decided to completely shave her head. No wonder she was so willing to put on children’s clothes for Jumanji!
4. She doesn’t just act!
In addition to her awesome acting roles, Karen has also wrote and directed a couple of short films in hopes of doing more in the future. She also did some modeling before landing her first major acting gig!
5. She has the “most important role” in Jumanji.
When The Rock excitedly announced Karen’s casting on Instagram in August, he complimented her on her “chutzpah, guts, nerve and talent to stand her ground” against the male-dominant Jumanji cast. But on top of that, he declared that her role of Ruby is the most important one of the whole movie! We don’t know much more for now, but we’re certainly excited to find out more!
Between myself, @kevinhart4real Jack Black and @NickJonas we've searched far and wide to find the one person to complete our #JUMANJI family. This isn't just any role, but in many ways the most important role of the movie. We had to find a girl. But not just any girl. A girl who has "Chutzpah". Guts, nerve and talent to stand her ground and hold her own against Nick's cool rockstar ways, Jack's relentless energy and genius, Kevin's masterful timing and skills and the big, brown, bald tattooed guy who just simply stands there and oooooozes smoldering, captivating, sizzling, can't take your eyes off this brilliant manly man.. never mind I got drunk on the ol' DJ kool aid again. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm proud to announce a girl who's playing the most important role in our movie – the talented, beautiful and down for a Scottish fight at any time, Ms @KarenGillanOfficial. And yes, this is the girl who is so bad ass she shaved her freaking head for Guardians of the Galaxy. We start production next month in Hawaii and as many of you already know, this isn't a remake or reboot, but a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story we love. Jake "The Snake" Kasdan directing, Matt "OG" Tolmach producing. Yup, I give everyone nicknames. The adventure and fun continues… #JUMANJI #KarenGillan #RESPECT #GingerTough
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for the Jumanji continuation? Do you think Karen is the perfect person for the role of Ruby? Tell us below!