Some of these outfits were literally crooked.


During interview with Stephen Colbert, Kit Harrington said that the cape he wore as Jon Snow Game of thrones “to weigh[ed] a ton “and” smell[ed] horrible. “He speculated (jokingly) that they were adding weight to the piece every year, because” Michele [Clapton], the costume designer, hates actors. “

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Clapton later explained in a Interview with Vogue that the cape actually got heavier, to reflect Jon’s growing status. She also pointed out that many actors had to wear bulkier costumes in bad weather “without a personal dresser to help them.” Well.


Going Grinch was exhausting for Jim Carrey. He described the process for donning the yak hair costume, which could take up to eight and a half hours, as “to be buried alive. “

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Carrey almost left the film, until a producer called in an expert in training CIA agents to resist the torture. The expert recommended smoking, turning on the TV, and asking someone to hit you. Somehow, Carrey managed not to “break” in the 100 times he had to wear the costume. Makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji actually took a break to work on the film due to Carrey’s temper tantrums, but he returned when Carrey asked him a few weeks later.


During the filming of the first Iron Man film, the filmmakers hoped to reach superheroic heights with practical effects, but the costume proved too difficult for Robert Downey, Jr.

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LED lights in the helmet “absolutely blindedDowney Jr. In later films, the Marvel team chose CGI by default to produce their cinematic magic.


It takes Paul Bettany 3.5 hours be a visionary, but after 10 hours of filming he’s so frustrated with the costume that he only spends 30 seconds ripping it off.

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His main complaint? The headphones, which make it difficult to hear and breathe, are “quite painful” and “uncomfortable”. Bettany’s technique for resisting her irritation takes into account the thousands of actors who would kill to be cast in a Marvel movie.


While speaking on a panel in 2017, Matthew Lewis revealed two aspects of filming the Harry potter series he struggled with filming the Great Hall scenes, which often featured food that “didn’t smell particularly good,” and having to wear a big costume to play Neville, especially as a teenager. .

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Lewis said, “There are girls around; I have this big suit every day … Nobody knows I’m wearing this damn thing.” On another occasion, co-star Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas) highlighted that Lewis was still attractive, but the prosthetics and bad hairstyles required to play Neville made his physical transformation from geeky teenager to handsome adult seem more dramatic than it really was.


In 2008, Tom Felton said the worst part about being Draco Malfoy was having to keep the character’s signature platinum blonde hair.

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Felton (a natural brunette) had to dye her hair every 10 days. Fortunately, Felton said his hair “built superhuman resistance but it seems to have survived.”


In one 2014 interview with Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Lawrence disclosed that the transformation into X Men‘s Mystique was a grueling process that could last up to eight hours.

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Not only did the makeup take a full working day to apply, but during the first film J. Law had such a severe negative reaction to the blue paint that a the doctor had to be called to fix. Following this incident, she wore a bodysuit from the neck down.


Andrew Garfield said during an interview on Ellen who wears his Amazing Spider-Man the costume was far from incredible: it “irritated” her and often looked “unflattering”.

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The presence of paparazzi exacerbated those concerns, especially since, according to Garfield, “knowing that your keister has been shot from so many different angles makes you very uncomfortable.” I’ll take his word for it.


Jennifer Aniston a said several times that she hated “The Rachel” on which she sported Friends, despite the fact that it may be the most influential TV hairstyle of all time.

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Not only was it difficult to maintain without professional help, but she thought it was “cringey” and “the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen”. When asked if she’d rather shave her head once or rock Rachel for the rest of her life, Aniston enthusiastically followed the premiere.


Talk to Marie Claire, Miley Cyrus has revealed that the unreasonable beauty and fashion standards of playing a pop star on Disney Hannah montana had negative effects on his self-image.

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She described herself during her days at Disney as “that fragile little girl playing a 16-year-old with a wig and a ton of makeup. It was like Toddlers and tiaras. I had fucking fins. “She wasn’t a fan of Hannah’s long blonde hair or her penchant for” the tight, sparkly thing[s],” Is.


Sean Astin didn’t like having to put on weight to play the hobbit Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings franchise, and two elements of his costume in particular Gave him grief: Samwise’s massive travel backpack and the iconic furry hobbit feet.

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The backpack was “not … an ergonomic piece of wardrobe”, but he had to wear it “15 or 16 hours a day, six days a week, for two years”. Meanwhile, the hobbit’s feet made it difficult to shoot the physically demanding scenes at the heart of the series.


Benedict Cumberbatch felt uncomfortable in the “well cut and beautiful costumes“he wore like BBC Sherlock, because the size was often so small that it was difficult to breathe or even digest.

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The costumes even affected his daily life, since he had to stop wearing certain items of his own wardrobe that looked too much like Sherlock’s, or risk being instantly recognized as the detective in public.


Anthony Daniels brought C-3PO to life in the Star wars movies, but robot life isn’t as fun as it sounds, and honestly, it doesn’t even sound like much fun.

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The 19-piece C-3PO suit took two hours to put on at first, and once in it Daniels couldn’t sit or move easily. Sand got stuck in the costume while they were filming in the desert, it was difficult and sometimes impossible to breathe, and a faulty battery nearly caused him to be “cooked alive”. Adding insult to injury, many cast and crew would forget that the stationary C-3PO contained an actual human being, prompting Daniels to hand out matchboxes bearing the words “3PO IS HUMAN!” “


Patrick Stewart’s costume on Star Trek: The Next Generation it was so painful for him to wear that his chiropractor said that they should “slap a lawsuit against Paramount for lasting damage to your spine.”

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Since the producers wanted Captain Jean-Luc Picard to have a “smooth, un-wrinkled look,” the lycra suit was deliberately made one size too small, resulting in strain on the neck, shoulders, neck, neck, shoulder, neck and shoulder. Stewart’s back and chiropractor.


Oscar Isaac didn’t realize it before signing X-Men: Apocalypse that playing the titular villain meant being “encased in glue, latex and a 40 pound costume. “

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Calling the experience of making the movie “excruciating,” Isaac said he took on the role because of the chance to work with talented actors, but the bulky costume meant he couldn’t speak or even speak. see any of his co-stars. Between scenes, he had to stay in a “refreshing tent,” and after the day’s shooting, he spent hours putting on makeup.


And finally, proving once again that sweat is every performer’s biggest enemy, Dan Stevens said that to avoid literally wasting playing Beast in 2017. The beauty and the Beast, he ate four roast dinners One day.

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To become the Beast, Stevens had to use stilts and wear a muscle vest, two physical burdens that caused a lot of sweating and, subsequently, weight loss. Stevens was particularly prone to overheating during dance sequences and relied on a cooling vest that he compared to those worn by Formula 1 drivers.

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