Gwyneth Paltrow is done with Marvel for now
“A 64-year-old Pepper Potts? How great,” Paltrow said of reprising her “Iron Man” character.
Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t pining for a Pepper Potts break.
Paltrow said she might return to the MCU after the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” in which Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), her on-screen husband, died defeating Thanos.
under “The Goop Podcast” asked fellow Marvel actress Scarlett Johansson, who played Black Widow in the franchise, asking if Paltrow was done with the MCU as a whole.
“I think so,” Paltrow said. “I mean, I’m not dead, so you can always ask.”
Johansson replied, “I think you might come back at some point,” to which Paltrow asked, “Really? A 64-year-old Pepper Potts? How big.”
In 2019, before ‘Endgame’, Paltrow announced that it would be her last Marvel film.
“I mean, I’m a little old to be in a suit and all that,” Paltrow told Variety. “I feel very lucky that I did because I got to talk to him. I was friends with Jon Favreau. It was an amazing experience to make the first ‘Iron Man’ and then see how important it became to the fans.”
Paltrow played Pepper Potts in 2008’s “Iron Man” and has appeared in six Marvel movies as of 2019. The Goop founder previously went viral for seemingly forgetting that he starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the franchise and even “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
In 2021, Paltrow teased that she would be open to a little costume in a Marvel movie.
“I think if it was a small part that I could do in a day or two, I would certainly be open to it,” Paltrow said at the time.
The Oscar winner, whose last screen appearance was in 2020’s “The Politician,” said he doesn’t miss acting at all while pursuing other ventures, including a Broadway show.
“I really don’t miss it at all,” Paltrow said of film acting. “I think I’ve been lucky enough to have done it and I still do, I’m sure I still will.
He added: “The team is always trying to get me to do a film, but I really love what I do. And I love that it’s instant, and as you know, we can create a product out of thin air that we believe in so much.”
Paltrow hinted, “I don’t dream of being in the movie business at all, but … I promised my mom (Blythe Danner) that sometime before I die, she told her I’d go do a play. So at some point I will make good on that promise.”
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