Gwyneth Paltrow, a renowned actress, is best known among Marvel fans for her portrayal of Pepper Potts, Tony Stark’s love interest and eventual wife. Paltrow has brought depth and charm to her character across several films. It can surely be said that Paltrow was able to impress the viewers in the action-packed Marvel films. The Academy Award winner blended well with her Marvel co-stars on set. But during the promotion of Iron Man 2, a rumor got attention across the media claiming that Paltrow has a strained relationship with Scarlett Johansson aka Black Widow.
The Reported Rumor Of Gwyneth Paltrow And Scarlett Johansson’s Bad Relationship
During the promotion tour of Iron Man 2, it was reported that the Shakespeare in Love star was not happy with the Black Widow star for snatching her limelight. The main reason reported for this fume was the fact that Paltrow’s Pepper Potts was not given sufficient attention in the promo pics, contrary to Johansson who was stunning the viewers marking her MCU debut. An insider reported that the Proof star was not happy as she was not given sufficient time and attention, unlike the Lucy star.
“Gwyneth was afraid she’d be upstaged by Scarlett, and not being in the campaign was the final straw. She is furious she’s been left out.”
Gwyneth Paltrow And Scarlett Johansson Denied Any Fume On The Set Of Iron Man 2
Scarlett Johansson made her appearance in Paltrow’s podcast, The goop Podcast, where both the superstars rubbished the false rumors of not getting along together. The Under the Skin star was shocked by being questioned about this rumor. Johansson ensured the listeners that Gwyneth Paltrow was very nice with her on-set and that the two developed a deep friendship there.
“You were so nice to me on that movie. I was so 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 guys had established such deep friendships.”
The Shakespeare in Love star also added that she was genuinely delighted with the entry of the Black Widow star as the set was pretty male-dominated and she now had a female co-star.
“We were so psyched you were there! And I was so happy to have another woman around.”
It looks like both the superstars share a healthy friendship, and their independent statements prove that any rumor doubting their friendship stands false. Nonetheless, both the actresses along with the film’s lead Robert Downey Jr. were able to impress the audience with Iron Man 2. Iron Man 2 is available on Disney+.