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D&D: Honor Among Thieves' Regé-Jean Page Jokes About His 'Robert Downey Jr Mistake'

"Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" was one of the year's biggest surprises, with critics praising the adaptation of the classic tabletop RPG. The film boasts a wildly star-studded cast, each fitted with their medieval costume befitting their respective classes. Unfortunately, the party's paladin, Regé-Jean Page, made a rookie mistake with his garb.

"I made the Robert Downey Jr. mistake," Page told BBC Radio 1, claiming he had the most uncomfortable outfit out of the cast. "Like, filming in armor is not where you want to be. You're hot all day. You can't sit down. The sweat goes nowhere — it just kind of hangs out. It becomes a scuba suit, just with your own juices. It was delicious."

In another interview with Variety, Page doubled down on the issues with his paladin garb. "Everything's kind of digging into your ribs," he said, reminiscing about his attempts to do stunt work in the incredibly stiff costume. While Downey's issue solved itself, with subsequent Iron Man suits becoming more CGI, the same probably won't happen if Page returns for more "Dungeons & Dragons" movies. Although the "Dungeons & Dragons" post-credits scene doesn't tease more to come, the film's success may force Page back into the uncomfortable paladin armor once again.

Being a gamer helped Regé-Jean Page prepare for his D&D role

At this point, everyone knows about the "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" cast sitting down and playing "D&D" before filming began. The session allowed the actors to hone in on their characters — as Regé-Jean Page told Polygon, "feeling the vibe." However, many may not know that it wasn't the first time the actor played a paladin.

It turns out Regé-Jean Page is a massive gamer. "I lost like half of my adolescence to 'Diablo,'" he told Polygon. "'Diablo' was the crack of my day. I lost a lot of overnight sessions to that game." As if the universe destined him for the "Honor Among Thieves" role, his class of choice in the legendary RPG was a paladin. "I liked that mix between support classes and hero classes," he said, flexing his "Diablo II" knowledge. "I liked that I could do a little bit of healing, a little bit of support, a little bit of buffs, but also, I could kind of run out in my armor and do a little bit of hack-and-slash. I like to have my cake and eat it."

His obsession with video games didn't stop with "Diablo," as Page told the outlet he also spent countless hours playing JRPGs, like "Breath of Fire," "Chrono Trigger," and the "Final Fantasy" series. Gamers will likely be surprised by Page's deep love for video games as the "Bridgerton" star adds another hunk to Hollywood's ever-growing list of gamers-turned-actors.