These 16 Actors Couldn't Stand Their Movie Costumes We All Loved 

When you think about the world of cinema, you probably think of not only the actors and their outstanding performances but also of what they wear. Our beloved actors seem to appear stunning in their costumes and makeover. However, things do not always go as flawlessly as they appear on the screen. Some actors who can't stand the costumes in movies because of the discomfort they bring.
Imagine having to shoot for 10 hours straight in a 44-pound (20 kg) full-body suit in the hot sun. This is just one of the severe situations that superhero performers must endure while filming. Even if we admire their shining armor, stars may not always feel the same way when they play their roles. When things get very tough, stunt actors step in.
We selected some celebs who didn't want to stay in their costumes any longer because they thought they were about to explode. We certainly sympathize with all of those patient stars. They were superheroes in their own right. Now let's admire their endless endurance.

#1 Carrie Fisher hated her metal bikini.

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Undoubtedly, one of the most famous scenes in the entire series is Princess Leia in a metal bikini that kept her enslaved with a chain in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. For years, the attire caused controversy about sexism and the sexual objectification of the show's only female lead. Carrie Fisher was not happy. She felt “nearly naked, which is not a style choice for me. It wasn’t my choice.”
Apart from the reasons stated above, it wouldn't stay in one place, and she couldn't move without risking revealing her breasts. “That chain only ‘enslaved’ me until I could use the delightful thing to KILL THAT DROOLING SWOLLEN SUPERTONGUED SLUG & whirl him off into infinity,” she tweeted decades later.

#2 For Anne Hathaway, Catwoman's costume was a psychological terrorist.

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Anne Hathaway looks so stunning when taking on the role of Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's film The Dark Knight Rises. Her bodysuit is flawless. However, as most ladies who have performed the same role have stated, the costume was extremely uncomfortable to shoot in.
For the actress, it was like a "psychological terrorist". Her greatest challenge was fitting in.  “It dominated my year. I went into the gym for 10 months and didn’t come out,”  she explained in the same interview.

#3 In his Black Panther outfit, Chadwick Boseman felt suffocated.

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Black Panther was one of Marvel's most recent successes. T'Challa, aka Black Panther, first appeared in Captain America: Civil War in 2016. Even though the protagonist, Chadwick Boseman, looked magnificent in his black suit, he struggled because he was worried about running out of oxygen in his outfit.
As he stated in an interview, "it is not breathable,", particularly on hot days. And he had to put in a lot of effort and patience to complete the movie.

#4 George Clooney was embarrassed by his Batman suit's nipples.

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"Batman & Robin", featuring George Clooney as Batman, was considered as a Hollywood failure. Clooney admitted that he was ashamed to be wearing a costume with nipples on it.
"Well, I wasn't delighted with the nipples on the bat suit," he wrote in a Reddit thread, "Batman was just constantly cold I guess." The calamity could have been caused by several factors, including the unsatisfactory outfit.

#5 Jennifer Lawrence couldn't stand Mystique's costume's fumes and toxins.

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Jennifer Lawrence became well-known for her portrayal as Mystique in the X-Men prequel X-Men: First Class, which she reprised in X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. Her amazing appearance took a full 7 hours to accomplish.
Her main concern was the toxic fumes from so much body paint and the long hours of makeup. “I can’t even pronounce this and that’s going in my nose? I’m breathing that?” Fortunately, the makeup time had already been lowered from the 9 hours Rebecca Romijn had to endure.

#6 Malin Akerman felt discomfort while moving in the Silk Spectre outfit.

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Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre in Watchmen looks fantastic in her yellow and black latex outfit. However, she did not feel this way while filming. Shooting in this costume made her very uncomfortable, specifically because of the smell.
“It’s like putting a condom over your whole body,” she says, adding that it was so tight that bending her arms and knees caused her pain. Not only did I not enjoy it, but I also did not consider retaining it since  “you couldn’t pay me enough money to keep that costume.”

#7 Margot Robbie couldn't even eat a burger in her tight shorts.

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Margot Robbie was stunning as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. She is, however, really concerned about her intimate apparel and heated pants. Quinn may appear to enjoy them “because they’re sparkly and fun but she does not.
“The sacrifice I have to make is that I have to do this nudity thing that I don’t really want to do,” said Margot during an interview. But it’s not only that the costume is revealing and erotic, but it’s also that she can’t even enjoy lunchtime burgers since afterward she is “hosed down and soaking wet in a white T-shirt” that is tight.

#8 As The Thing, Michael Chiklis felt a lot of physical discomforts.

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Ben Grimm, aka the Thing, was a Marvel character in the Fantastic Four films, played by Michael Chiklis. The suit was heavy and caused Chiklis great physical discomfort, which quickly became a distraction for him.
During an interview, he stated that he enjoyed the film, but that his costume "was obviously the worst part of it." Even though he had a difficult experience, he stated it was worthwhile.

#9 Michelle Pfeiffer almost choked in her Catwoman mask.

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Batman Returns was quite different from the original series from the 1980s. Catwoman, as played by Michelle Pfeiffer, elevated the film with her gleaming black leather suit. Pfeiffer had a bad time in this costume, even though she looked stunning.
Years later, she acknowledges that it was the most unpleasant costume she has ever had to wear, saying that it was so tight that the staff “had to powder me down, help me inside, and vacuum-pack the suit.” The most discomfort came from her mask, which felt like it was choking her and smashing her face.

#10 In his Apocalypse armor, Oscar Isaac could hardly move or breathe.

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During X-Men: Apocalypse, Oscar Isaac was virtually unrecognizable in his Apocalypse outfit. His outfit was not only extremely bulky, but all of the prosthetics and makeup he was wearing made it an agonizing experience.
During an interview, Isaac revealed that his most unpleasant times during filming were when he really needed to chill down. He used to go into a tent with air conditioning between scenes to get his mind straight.  “I would do some acting and then go to my tent and try to breathe and not freak out that sweat was pouring into my ears and I couldn’t touch them. It was rough,” he admitted.

#11 Paul Bettany couldn’t really hear when playing Vision.

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Paul Bettany has been in some action films, but in his part as Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, he had to get his strength from the Mind Stone in his head.
“It’s pretty painful, it’s uncomfortable,” Paul Bettany said of his Joss Whedon suit. Even while he felt extremely fortunate to be given this enormous acting opportunity, he said in the same interview that working in this outfit for 10 hours straight for weeks while not being able to hear well was really difficult. “There’s only this much of your face open to the air,” he added.

#12 Rebecca Romijn couldn't handle the nakedness of Mystique's outfit.

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In X2: X-Men United, Rebecca Romijn portrayed Mystique. She is certainly lovely in blue, but she did not feel the same way about her outfit. She admits in an interview that she was in denial about her nudity. She couldn't handle having her most sensitive body parts covered by prosthetics.
“I kept checking with the rest of the cast, saying, ’You guys, I’m totally covered up, right?’ And they’d tell me, ’No, Rebecca, you’re naked,’” she remembers. When she was literally too terrified, director Bryan Singer offered her some white wine to help her relax and continue filming.

#13 In the Iron Man costume, Robert Downey Jr. felt a little claustrophobic.

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Nobody on the planet hasn't heard of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. has portrayed a variety of roles, but he is best known for his work as Iron Man. He appears to enjoy wearing his armor, but he admits that, while he is not normally claustrophobic, he cannot bear being in his costume for too long.
“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.’” he says.

#14 Ron Perlman doesn’t want to undergo a makeup process like Hellboy’s ever again.

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Ron Perlman got bored of the hours-long makeup application he had to endure while filming Hellboy. Jake Garber was his makeup artist, and he performed an excellent job with all of the prosthetics for his chest and the back of Perlman's head.
Perlman admits that Hellboy's character was “worth whatever pains one had to go through to play him,” even though he never wants to sit in a makeup chair like that again.

#15 Scarlett Johansson was sweaty and itchy dressed as Black Widow.

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Black Widow is a fan favorite among the Avengers. Scarlett Johansson, who performed the character, revealed that while she enjoyed the role, her wardrobe was quite different. Her black body suit looked beautiful, but it was really hot and extremely tight.
She was so crammed into this costume that she compared it to a wet suit, and she was so sweaty that it was "like wearing sweaty pajamas," she claimed.

#16 Tom Holland experienced hydration and vision problems in his Spiderman suit.

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Tom Holland was the latest Spider-Man. Even though he recognizes that this role was a game-changer in his career, he also confessed in an interview that he struggled in his costume. “The suit’s not the greatest thing,” the actor said, “wearing it is so unbelievably uncomfortable.”
Later on, he admitted that he just wears a thong underneath his costume, which makes him quite uncomfortable. His main issue, however, was staying hydrated. Because Holland's mask lacks a mouth, they had to insert a plastic tube through a hole in his eye socket to provide him with water. He described himself as "a big thirsty plant."
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