Jess told reporters she struggled to walk the red carpet in her Giambattista Valli creation, emerging from the Leicester Square cinema later in a far more relaxed green frock.
"My dress is so tight," she said, "Getting up the stairs was a lot harder than any of the stunts we did in the film."
With Total Recall promising gun fights from speeding aircraft, elevator-jumping and crashing through roofs, we've no doubt the dress was a life-threatening squeeze.
It's been a week full of red carpet appearances for the actress as she promotes her new action flick.
And while the original dress was far more comment-worthy, it's nice to see a celeb swap fashion for comfort once in a while.