May 2nd, 2013
04:30 PM ET
Don Cheadle's suit in "Iron Man 3" may have gotten an upgrade, but it seems its designers forgot to add "comfort" to the list of must-haves.
The actor, who plays James "Rhodey" Rhodes in the three-quel in theaters tonight, said in an interview with the Huffington Post that his new, patriotic outfit might look cool but you really don't want to wear it.
"It ain't no lightweight thing," Cheadle told the HuffPost. "It's very heavy. It's fiberglass, I think that's what it is. But it feels like it's some special alloy that they made in a torture chamber that [Tomás de] Torquemada created. I don't know what it is."
Suit aside, though, Cheadle had a good time working on the Shane Black-directed flick, which is doing monster business overseas. Since it opened in foreign markets last weekend, "Iron Man 3" has brought in $307 million from global receipts alone.
The best part for Cheadle, perhaps unsurprisingly, is that he not only had more to do in the third "Iron Man," but he also got to perform alongside Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) without the superhero gear.
"That was, to me, one of the most fun parts about it," Cheadle said. "I got to kind of be in the action just as the physical human being, not CGI. It was doing a lot of wire work and work with the stunt team - all of that stuff was a lot of fun for me."
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