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Thursday 23 October 2014

Affleck in a flap about Batsuit

Ben Affleck is apparently finding his Batsuit difficult to work in (Zack Snyder/Twitter)

Ben Affleck is reportedly finding his new Batsuit an "ordeal" to work in as it is so difficult to go to the bathroom in.

According to the Daily Star, the 41-year-old actor - who is taking on the role of The Dark Knight in Zack Snyder's new film Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice - is finding his costume uncomfortable to work in.

A source close to the film, currently shooting on location in Detroit, told the newspaper: "The suit is extremely restrictive. Ben finds it hard to perform basic tasks and struggles to look natural.

"He's constantly trying to avoid going to the toilet because it's such an ordeal. The entire production has to stop and begin the tedious process of peeling the suit on and off. It's not an ideal situation."

And it's not just the complication of having to get the suit on and off to visit the bathroom. The Argo star is also finding the tight suit is impinging on his acting.

The insider added: "Ben finds it hard to perform basic tasks and struggles to look natural. He's also been complaining of problems with breathing, given how tight the suit is."

Val Kilmer starred as the Caped Crusader in Batman Forever in 1995. He previously recalled how hard it was working in a skin-tight rubber suit.

"In between takes, you're like a mannequin," Val revealed.

"You're in a kind of lounge chair, and you're like, 'Daisy, can I have some water?' No one comes. It literally has to be fed in... you have to have a straw. You need help going to the bathroom."

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