Robert Downey Jr. is recently making fans fall for him all over again with his portrayal in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. However, fans still can’t get over the fact that he brought Tony Stark aka Iron Man to life with his impressive acting skills. Given the amazing memories he gave to fans, he had not very fun moments donning his iconic superhero suit.


Robert Downey Jr. as Iron ManRobert Downey Jr. as and in Iron Man (2008)

Gwyneth Paltrow Recalled Robert Downey Jr. Had a Nervous Breakdown

Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr.Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr.


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“I get to do a bit of action and I get to wear the Iron Man suit for a while – it’s very cool. It’s quite cumbersome but not so bad.”


She mentioned that her experience was nothing like what she anticipated from the way her co-star reacted.
“I thought it was going to be terrible because, in the first two movies, Robert would put on the suit and start sweating, he’d have a nervous breakdown and would meditate and cry. He was in hell. So, I was like, ‘Wow, I’d better start mentally preparing myself for the suit,’ and I put it on and was like, ‘This guy is a wimp, it’s really not that bad.’ “
She was skeptical about wearing the outfit superhero suit since Downey Jr. often used to complain about it being hot and uncomfortable. However, it turned out to be otherwise for her.

Kissing Robert Downey Jr. Was ‘One of the Worst Moments’ of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Career

Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow

Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow

As to why she hated sharing a smooch with the Zodiac star, she shared,
“With Robert, like, when I kissed him, I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me, this is literally like kissing my brother.’”


Even the Oppenheimer actor addressed it by mentioning that she had already told her feelings about the sequences.
“She (Gwyneth Paltrow) said… I didn’t know what I was doing, like, ‘It didn’t feel good.’ And I said, ‘You know what? First of all, we’re all friends, so what would be creepy is if I was coming off all sexy to you while we were shooting – which by the way, I’ve done that in movies and it creeps them out! So why would I creep you out?’”
Though the weirdness didn’t brush off, the duo continued to maintain their friendship for each other with Paltrow being good friends with Downey Jr.’s wife Susan.