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Djimon Hounsou has a very good reason if he was occasionally grumpy while making Guardians of the Galaxy.

"That was a lot of work," Hounsou told me at the Cannes Film Festival while promoting his animated movie debut, How to Train Your Dragon 2 (in theaters June 13).

The Oscar-nominated actor is talking about what it took to transform him into the blue-eyed Korath the Pursuer.

"It was five hours of makeup on a daily basis and then the wardrobe was uncomfortable," Hounsou said. "I mean, painfully uncomfortable."

Sure sounds like it.

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"I can deal with the five hours of makeup but the costume itself? Once you put it on, you're sort of like rigid," Hounsou explained. "There was not a lot of moving around…I dreaded going into the costume. Once I was in the costume, I was in a bad mood."

The star-packed Guardians cast also includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio Del Toro.

For her role as Nebula, Karen Gillan not only shaved off her gorgeous ginger locks, but the Scottish beauty also had to sit through five hours every day while a team applied prosthetics and turned her skin an eerie blue. "It was amazing," Gillan told me earlier this year. "It was creepy and weirdly doll-like, child-like almost."

Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters on Aug. 1.