What’s interesting is it shows Downey playing the character with less humor than his on-screen performance
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As most parents can tell you, kids can be hard to please. For example, most adults would find it pretty cool to meet Robert Downey, Jr. After all, he’s a fantastic actor and comes off as quite the character in interviews.
One of the most surprising members of the cast of Iron Man 3 is Rebecca Hall, who plays scientist Maya Hansen. Hall has had a prolific career since her first film in 2006, but had never been in any sort of big budget film until appearing alongside Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man 3.
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Robert Downey, Jr.: “Nothing pleases me more than when somebody who was awe-inspired to be working with me realizes I’m just another schmuck”
Though Robert Downey, Jr. is an acclaimed actor, in an interview with GQ he shrugs off the acclaim to point out how normal he thinks he really is what he calls a “ridiculous industry.”
In his in-depth interview with Robert Downey, Jr. for GQ, correspondent Chris Heath ends with asking Downey if he aspires to win an Oscar. Naturally, the twice-nominated Downey responds with the familiar “it doesn’t really matter to me” answer we’re used to hearing from actors.
Though now it seems that it would be wrong for anyone else but Robert Downey, Jr. to play Tony Stark, when Iron Man was going through casting Downey was only a few years removed from a very public battle with drug addiction and hadn’t been a high profile name in even longer.
Being that Marvel Comics — which is now owned by Disney — has created an ongoing connected universe of franchises with its Avengers movies, it’s become clear now that once you sign up to play a Marvel character your character will potentially pop up in other films.
Rebecca Hall has tried to stay away from blockbuster movies, preferring smaller fare like The Town and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. But, in a departure, she’ll be appearing in Iron Man 3 in May.
In Theaters: May 3rd
Trailer #2: ‘The Avengers’ starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård , Samuel L. Jackson
In Theaters: Not freaking soon enough. May 4th, 2012
Downey also has praise for the man play Holmes’ arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty, Jared Harris.
Trailer #2: ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris
In theaters: December 16th, 2011