Mom's the word! Just hours before she donned the infamous, no-underwear-necessary Antonio Berardi gown for the Apr. 24 Iron Man 3 premiere, Gwyneth Paltrow spoke to a group of 25 mommy bloggers in L.A. about the blockbuster movie, her costar Robert Downey Jr., and, of course, her kids with Chris Martin, Apple, 8, and Moses, 7.
In the third installment of the superhero franchise, the 40-year-old actress finally gets to flex some muscle. "[When] I read this script, I was like, 'Oh yeah!' " Paltrow shared at the Q&A, posted on Babble.com. "She’s in the suit and flying around, and I loved doing the stunts…. I felt like I should’ve been doing this my whole life. It’s like, 'Why am I doing all these period films? It’s so boring.' ”
Moses was especially impressed when mom slipped on the suit. "He was in shock and awe. It was so cool," she said. "And by the way, I now have a Lego in the set — there's a Pepper, so I am a goddess. So fun."
"The nice thing is that everybody's sort of been very sweet about Pepper in this movie, like all the journalists who came in," she continued. "They were like, 'Oh my god, you have to have your own movie,' because in the comics, Pepper gets her own suit, and she becomes a character called Rescue. They're like, 'We need a Rescue movie,' and I'm like, 'Okay, well, I'd better hit the gym.' "
Paltrow also revealed what it's like to work with Downey Jr., who recently declared himself one of the best actors of his generation. "It’s really interesting to see how all these different actors, what their process is and how they work. Jeff Bridges, on the first movie, he had binders of research, and everything was all underlined and highlighted…. And then Robert would come in and read the scene and rip it up, and be like, 'Nope, we’re not doing it.' He’s like, 'This is bulls–t. Let’s make it up.' And poor Jeff Bridges would be dying. He had memorized everything," Paltrow explained.
"And as the woman, of course, you’re just like, 'Let’s keep everyone happy. There’s a happy medium to be found here, guys,' " she continued. "On this movie, he was at least not throwing away the scenes every day because the screenplay was really good. But it’s really fun. You never know what’s gonna happen which I love. Not Jeff Bridges — he does not love it."