David Bowie stuffed his ‘Labyrinth’ tights with seven pairs of socks, according to co-star and Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis.
Revealing the musical legend used to pad out his costume in all the right places, the Willow actor shared behind the scenes details from their time on set of Jim Henson’s 1986 Labyrinth.
The cult classic which starred the late Bowie as Goblin Corps king Jareth, had the singer regularly sporting pairs of particularly figure-hugging tights that left little to the imagination.
In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Warwick was questioned on what it was like working with Bowie.
‘He was very, very down to earth on the set, by the way.
‘Wanted to go by Dave, despite this huge wig and seven pairs of socks down his tights,’ the famous face joked.
The actor added: ‘Those tights were a bit too tight, weren’t they?’
Warwick was also asked his thoughts on whether Labyrinth could be revived in a TV show format like its fellow 1980s classic fantasy film The Dark Crystal – which has been rebooted with a prequel on streaming service Netflix.
Unsure how plausible it would be for an updated version of the pair’s film to reappear on screens today, Warwick replied: ‘They did Dark Crystal, but I haven’t heard any talk about Labyrinth.’
Despite his uncertainty, the actor has already had one of his classics undergo a modern makeover.
The star’s 1988 film Willow was most recently brought back by Disney Plus.
In the newer reprise, the actor reinvents the title role playing an older version of the character who previously set out to save a baby from an evil queen.
However, the new series was missing a vital part as Warwick’s former co-star Val Kilmer was unable to join the new show due to health problems.
The Harry Potter actor reflected: ‘Not a day went by while we were filming where I didn’t think about him. What a cool guy he was.
‘When you’re 17 on a huge film like that, playing the title character, there’s a lot of pressure, physically and mentally, to do a good job.
‘Val was always there with a joke. Kind of picking my spirits up, saying, “Come on, you can do this”, you know, physically geeing me on. I owe him a big debt of gratitude for that.’