10 Actors Who Hated Their Superhero Costumes
Pretty much any job a person can take comes along with a uniform. Sometimes, it’s an actual required piece of clothing, such as a shirt with the business’ name on it. In other cases, it’s a general type of clothing — business casual, perhaps, or workwear. And, of course, there are the lucky few actors who get to collect a paycheck portraying iconic superheroes and villains on the big screen. But maybe they’re not as lucky as we think.
It’s important to remember that no matter how convincing an actor’s performance is, the truth is that they are a human being — not a supernatural one. And human beings sweat, get itchy, and experience discomfort. While it may be easy for the viewer to forget all of this when they’re caught up in watching the final product, it’s important to think about. Honestly, imagine spending up to 12 hours in a hot, skin-tight bodysuit without a convenient way to use the bathroom. That doesn’t really sound like a dream come true, does it?
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The reality is, it takes a ton of work from the actors, costume design department, and makeup artists to create the larger-than-life superheroes we see on screen. There are even times when a VFX team has to get involved to create the desired result. The experience can be so taxing on the performer, that some actors have even gone so far as to make their costume nightmares known to the public. Here are ten actors who hated their superhero movie costumes — and weren’t afraid to say so.