How One Con Man Costume Caused An Actor Major Problems

Con Man Felicia Day

Con Man, the online series by Firefly's Alan Tudyk, was a massive crowdfunding success. The initial season was also such a hit that they're coming back for Season 2, although one member of the cast almost didn't make it out alive. Felicia Day's performance required her to dress in an overly large and overly warm outfit, in some extreme temperatures, leading to her getting severely overheated on the set. This, in turn, resulted in a fairly bizarre solution.

In Con Man, Felicia Day plays the role of Karen, the personal assistant who dresses exactly like the person she is assigned to shadow. In Season 2 Karen has been assigned to shadow former The Incredible Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno, playing himself (sort of). If you know Felicia Day from her online presence, as the star of her own online series The Guild or from her guest starring roles on shows like Supernatural, you'll know that she's not a particularly muscular human. While Day joked with the crowd at San Diego Comic-Con, that she tried to work out, and got all the way to lifting three-pound dumbbells, they still had to use other means to give the actresses the proper size. That caused problems for her.

In order to bulk it up I had to wear a muscle suit underneath which, by the way, fake muscle suits are very insular and it was 110 degrees when we were shooting, so people just kept shoving ice packs inside me.

While Day's statement elicited laughter from the crowd, the ice went into the muscle suit, get your minds out of the gutter, apparently, the ice wasn't quite enough as Day said she lost a lot of water weight while filming. Producer PJ Haarsma said that at one point he found Felicia Day "white as a ghost" leaning against a wall. Felicia Day is not generally the most tan person in the world either, so if she looked unhealthily white, it was a very bad situation.

The good news is that this appeared to be the worst thing to occur on the set of Con Man Season 2. This season will focus on Nathan Fillion's character of Jack Moore trying to get a film version of Spectrum, the series' fictional cancelled sci-fi show, produced, while Alan Tudyk's Wray Nerely will be involved in a musical version of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, which is called I'm with Stupid. The new season will also co-star Spartacus star Liam McIntyre as Girth Hemsworth, a brother to Chris and Liam Hemsworth that you were not previously aware of.

Con Man has found a new home on Comic-Con HQ, the new online service that covers all of your normal geek needs. It looks to be the perfect home for the series. Season 2 of Con Man will be out sometime this fall.

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