Titans is coming to the DC Universe streaming service, and the new series is promising a lot of practical effects. Recently, Minka Kelly revealed that thanks to those practical effects, her costume in Titans is quite heavy. More challenging, in fact, than her co-star Alan Ritchson. No matter what he says. Per Minka:
Mine's more challenging, actually. He cries a lot about his suit, mine is a lot heavier. He has wings that are deteriorating. Mine are thirty pounds. His are about ten pounds. I have a whole cape that are wings and it's thirty pounds that I have to put on, a rig so... Of course the girls get heavier stuff. We do the heavy lifting.
Minka Kelly spoke out to ComicBook.com about the fact that Titans strives to do everything with practical effects, which means that the suits they wear might be heavier than if VFX were heavily involved in the process. Her comment was spunky and seemingly came after her co-star mentioned it took eight people to get him into his costume during filming.
While Minka Kelly, who plays Dove in the new show, did not reveal how long it takes to get into her costume, it's likely a while, as Ritchson also said it takes 30 minutes to get him ready and rearing to go as Hawk for Titans, also noting that it's a multilayer process with a lot of snaps.
I'm gonna eat and delay and I'm going to find every excuse not to get into it until they get really upset and then I do and like four people come into the trailer and we start one layer at a time and it's so tight and so many pieces that have to snap on.
Insofar as costuming goes, we previously also heard from Anna Diop, who plays Starfire, also spoke out about costume concerns related to her character. In her case, she will eventually be getting a costume that might more be in line with what comic book fans are used to, saying,
It takes its time, it's an origin story, so it takes its time in the characters coming to this place where you see them and the way that everyone's always known. I hope that the audience can be patient with us and have fun with us. It's a ride, and it's a fun one.
At New York Comic Con, the Titans world premiere happened, and the show also got great news when DC announced it would definitely be returning for a second season. The early subscription numbers for the DC Universe service should already be in, and Titans is kind of the flagship for the new product. If you'd like to get in on the DC universe, Season 1 of Titans will be hitting the streaming service on Friday, October 12, and reviews are already available for the brand new show. (If you aren't up on the calendar, that's tomorrow.)
To see what else is out this fall, take a look at our full fall TV schedule.