Superheroes since decades are known for their costumes. Whether it was to hide their true identity or to weaponize, the costumes and the identity are synonymous. But if you are an actor who has to wear that costume for a long period of hours, then it’s actually a pain in the a**
Here are some of the actors who had a major problem with their costumes.
You might know him as the actor who played the lead in Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man films. While Garfield was the part of the franchise, (currently the Spider-Man is acted by Tom Holland), he was quite uncomfortable with his costume. In an interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show, he said that when he first started shooting the first movie in downtown L.A.; he felt that pictures were being taken of him in the suit. “I knew there were paparazzi taking terrible unflattering shots of my, you know, everything.”
Chadwick Boseman AKA Black Panther had loads of issues with his suit. While in the movie we see Shuri had made an amazing suit for his brother, but in reality, he had problems breathing in it. He also had to squeeze into a black catsuit in 90-degree weather which was quite difficult.
In an interview, Boseman said that the general stunts in the movie forced him to figure out how to breathe properly. He went on to describe the mental “Zen space” he prepared in order to get through the shoot, especially because he’d have sweat rolling down his body and was unable to scratch itches.
According to ABC News, Johannson told that during the first Avengers movie, “It was so hot, I would wring out my socks at the end of the day.”
She felt that she was in wetsuit itself and it wasn’t pleasant in the heat. In fact, it got so hot that she actually hallucinated for a bit while filming a fight scene.
4. Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany has been in the MCU for long before he actually had to wear a suit. For years, he voiced J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark’s advanced artificial intelligence system. However, in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Bettany had taken on the role of Vision.
Bettany told USA Today about his Vision superhero costume. “It’s pretty painful, it’s uncomfortable. You’re working in it for ten hours and not really being able to hear well. There’s only [so] much of your face open to the air.”
He said it started out okay at first, but quickly grew annoying. “…The third day gets a bit tough. By the fourth and fifth day of the week, you are really having to meditate on the line of actors, thousands of them, who would love to be in your position. You have to concentrate on how lucky you are.”
It’s been 10 years since Iron Man has been released and since then, we have seen different suits and numerous versions of his superhero costume. Marvel Studios knew it wouldn’t be financially feasible for them to build each suit and that’s why the studio had chosen to go full CGI over the past few years.
But Downey had said this, “I’d been training all these years and thought I was pretty tough, but the first time I put on the Mark 1 suit, I almost had a personality meltdown,” he said. “I’m not claustrophobic, but after moving around in it for a couple of hours, your spirit is kind of broken and you’re like, ‘Okay, time to bring in the stunt team.”
6. Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn, who played Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse, revealed that she needed a bit of help to get her into the character’s suit. The first time she wore the suit and was shooting with the X-Men actors, she actually popped the crotch. So, since then she had to apply loads and loads of lube before shooting each scene.
During an interview with EW, Rebecca Romijn, in fact, had no costume and she hated it. Her Mystique makeup involved four women and it took under eight hours which soured Romijn’s mood.
“I’ve been in denial about the nudity: ‘No, no. I’m very covered up,'” she recalled. “I kept checking with the rest of the cast, ‘You guys, I’m totally covered up, right?’ And they’d tell me, ‘No, Rebecca, you’re naked.'”
The movie was in development for over a decade and when it was premiered, it was a huge loss. The movie makers were also criticised for the studio’s decision to feature an entirely CGI superhero costume for the character.
In fact, Ryan Reynolds, who played the lead also didn’t like it. “I would give it a scant four, maybe. Three or four,” Reynolds told Andy Cohen. He then decided even that was too generous. “It didn’t work,” he added. “A one, it’s a one.” Funnily enough, in Deadpool movie, Reynolds, makes fun of the suit, saying, “Please don’t make the super suit green, or animated.”
9. Tom Holland
In a 2016 interview with Variety, Tom did say that the costume wasn’t comfortable.
He confessed that beneath the costume he only wears a thong, so whenever he needs to visit the restroom, he has to completely undress. On top of that, he originally had a difficult time staying hydrated.