Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson shut down rumors of feud on ‘Iron Man 2’
Paltrow and Johansson finally lay the rumors to rest in a new interview.
Rumors of a feud between Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson have been circulating since the two starred alongside each other on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ‘Iron Man 2′ in 2010.
Online reports suggested tension between the two actresses, but both Paltrow and Johansson shut down those rumors on an episode of The Goop Podcast.
Shutting down the rumors
“People ask me, ‘Is it true that you and Scarlett Johansson didn’t get along on ‘Iron Man’?” Paltrow recalled.
“Is that a rumor?” Johansson asked. “You were so nice to me on that movie. I was petrified. You were so nice to me! You could’ve been awful.
“I was so out of my comfort zone on that movie. I’d never done anything like that before. Plus, you have established such deep friendships.”
Instead of a feud, the pair had a friendship on set.
“I was so happy to have another woman around,” Paltrow said.
“You kept telling me that,” Johansson responded. “Then I experienced that later on. When I did ‘Avengers’ I was one of the few [women]... it was like a big sausage party.”
Paltrow and Johansson’s time in the MCU
Paltrow played Iron Man/Tony Stark’s love interest, Pepper Potts, and was the first leading lady in an MCU film. Fans saw her character develop from being Stark’s assistant to the CEO of Stark Industries.
Introduced in ‘Iron Man 2′, Scarlett Johansson joined the MCU as their first female superhero as Natasha Romanoff, also called the Black Widow. Her character would become a key member of the original Avengers and left behind a legacy via her best friend Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and younger sister, Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh).
Johansson would go on to star in a total of nine MCU films.
Will they return to the MCU?
Both women have since retired from the MCU.
“I’m done,” Johansson said. “Chapter is over. I did all that I had to do. Also coming back and playing a character again and again, over a decade of time, is such a unique experience.”
Paltrow agreed by saying, “I’m a bit old to be in a suit and all that at this point. I feel very lucky that I did it because I actually got talked into it.”
“I was friends with Jon Favreau. It was such a wonderful experience making the first ‘Iron Man’ and then to watch how important it has become to the fans.”