Shared a deep friendship with MCU star and Hollywood actor Gwyneth Paltrow Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr.. Tony Stark and Pepper Pots both starred as partners in the Iron Man and Avengers movies. The two are also friends because Paltrow Downey Jr. shares a good bond with his wife, Susan.
Talking about their chemistry, Paltrow once told People.com that she has a lot of respect and admiration for her Iron Man co-star. “My relationship with Robert Downey Jr. was evident through all the Iron Man and Avengers movies. I was able to find an incredible, lifelong, inspiring partner and friend,” she said at the time.
But being friends does not mean that the two of you are admiring each other. ‘Pepperoni’ fans Paltrow is a little disappointed to learn that Downey Jr. did not like kissing on screen. Speaking the same way with her friend Kate Hudson during the Goop podcast, she said it was one of the worst experiences of her career, “When I kissed Robert, I said, ‘You’re kidding, it’s literally like kissing my brother. ‘”
This was confirmed by RDJ himself in an earlier interview in 2010.
“She (Gwyneth Paltrow) said … I don’t know what I’m doing, ‘It didn’t look good.’ And I said, ‘What do you know? First of all, we’ re all friends, so it’s creepy if I come to you sexy while we’m shooting – this is what I did in the movies and it took them out! So why should I push you out? ‘Said the MCU star.
Despite the embarrassing moments in their friendship, Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. both cherish and celebrate their friendship to this day.