- Gwyneth Paltrow has asked a fan to stop “yelling” at her to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- The star played Pepper Potts opposite Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.
- “Why do you need Pepper Potts without Iron Man?” she said in an Instagram Q&A.
Besides her Goop company, Gwyneth Paltrow is known for her appearances in films such as David Fincher’s “Seven,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” and “Shakespeare in Love” — for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1999. .
But since 2008, she’s also starred in “Iron Man” and “The Avengers” movies opposite Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, as his assistant turned love interest, Pepper Potts.
Paltrow even appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming, though she forgot she appeared in the Tom Holland movie.
It’s been four years since Paltrow last appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – she dropped out after “Avengers: Endgame” – but fans still want her back as Pepper.
The star hosted a Q&A session about her Instagram stories On Wednesday, as followers sent her a variety of questions about her life and career.
One fan asked, “I ask this every time, answer the question, why did you stop with Marvel and do you miss RDJ?”
Paltrow replied, “Oh my God, stop yelling at me! We stopped doing this because Iron Man is dead, and why do you need Pepper Potts without Iron Man? I don’t know. Call Marvel and yell at them. No me, I’m just sitting here.”
The “Sliding Doors” star previously broached the possibility of returning to the series while speaking with fellow Marvel star Scarlett Johansson on “The Goop Podcast” in April.
She joked, “Pepper Potts is 64? How cool.”
However, Paltrow indicated that the character did not die, so Marvel Studios could bring her back for a cameo role if they wanted to.
Elsewhere in the Q&A, Paltrow answered several questions, including one about Goop’s infamous vaginal candle.
When asked about the thought process behind it, the star said it was meant to be a “strong feminist statement,” and it wasn’t actually supposed to smell like anyone’s vagina.
Paltrow added that it was a “shame” that media coverage had turned it into something else.
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