10 Times Actors Had a Horrible Time Wearing Their Movie Wardrobe

We’ve all heard the stories of actors who can’t get along with their co-stars. But how often do you hear about actors who couldn’t get along with their wardrobe? Well, these movie actors may have looked good on the big screen, but they wanted to rip the clothes from their bodies and burn them. And now, we totally understand why!  

Jennifer Lawrence’s Costume Stunk

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Playing Mystique in the “X-Men” films required Jennifer Lawrence to don a costume and lots of body paint that contained toxic fumes. “I can’t even pronounce this and that’s going in my nose? I’m breathing that?” she told Entertainment Weekly. That sounds pretty nasty!  

Michael Chiklis’s Costume Was Heavy

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Michael Chiklis really outdid himself playing the Marvel character Ben Grimm, aka the Thing in the “Fantastic Four” films. But the costume weighed so much that it caused the actor a lot of discomfort, almost to the point where it distracted him during his performance.  

Michelle Pfeiffer Felt Constricted

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In “Batman Returns,” Michelle Pfeiffer wore a shiny black leather suit for her role as Catwoman. She told the Hollywood Reporter that the crew, “had to powder me down, help me inside, and vacuum-pack the suit” because it was so tight. The mask was also constricting, and it felt like it was choking her. Doesn’t sound like she had much fun. Poor Michelle!  

Ron Perlman’s Hellboy Was Hell

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Ron Perlman had to spend hours in a chair while makeup artist Jake Garber used prosthetics on his head and chest to turn him into “Hellboy.” And it might be a good thing that another actor has taken over the role because Perlman has been very candid about never wanting to undergo this transformation again.  

Robert Downey Jr. Was Claustrophobic

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Robert Downey Jr. had to be placed in armor in order to embrace the look of his character Tony Stark when he played “Iron Man.” Unfortunately, after a few hours, he felt oddly claustrophobic in that thing and had to have a stunt double fill in for him. We seriously don’t blame him!  

Rebecca Romijn Felt Pretty Chilly As Mystique

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Rebecca Romijn played Mystique in “X2: X-Men United” and she looked incredible in blue. But director Bryan Singer had to bring white wine to relax her before a scene because she didn’t feel comfortable having anything but prosthetics covering the more sensitive areas of her body.  

George Clooney Didn’t Like His Bat Costume

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George Clooney didn’t like the fact that his Batman suit on “Batman & Robin” had nipples on it. He even went on Reddit and wrote: “Batman was just constantly cold I guess.” But we doubt this wardrobe issue was the reason why the movie tanked.  

Chadwick Boseman’s Suit Wasn’t Breathable

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Chadwick Boseman had to remain very calm and patient while taking on the role of T’Challa in “Black Panther.” Although the suit itself was incredible, the actor was terrified he would run out of air, especially in the warm weather, which made his suit seem suffocating.  

Carrie Fisher Didn’t Love Her Metal Bikini

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Fans may have loved Carrie Fisher when she wore that metal bikini in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” But she felt that it objectified her. She couldn’t even move around a lot because she would risk a wardrobe malfunction if the top came off.  

Tom Holland’s Hydration Problem

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In an interview with Variety, Tom Holland said, “wearing it is so unbelievably uncomfortable.” But the latest actor in a long line of performers to don the Spiderman costume didn’t stay as cool as he looked either. They had to stick a plastic tube through the eye socket of his mask to provide him with water.

Written by Camila Villafane

Serial tea drinker. Professional wig snatcher. Content creator and video script writer who may or may not be John Leguizamo’s body double. If you don’t like where you are, move. You’re not a tree.