Robert Downey Jr. On ‘Howard Stern Show’: Gwyneth Paltrow Is My “Free Pass” (AUDIO)
Downey Jr. and Paltrow co-star together in the Iron Man movies, in which they play love interests, but Stern argued there aren’t enough steamy scenes between the two. “Tony Stark is the playboy,” the radio host pointed out before noting that he only “kind of” hooks up with Paltrow’s character.
But the actor gave hope for the future, revealing that Paltrow would be coming back for more Marvel movies, adding, “We need her.” Stern then asked if Downey Jr. looked up old girlfriends on Facebook out of curiosity, but the actor admitted, “I don’t. I’m very happily married.” But he did go on to add, “I guess I can dream a little bit. My free pass, because her and Susan [Downey] are such good friends, is Paltrow.” The actor joked, “I gotta get her back in these [Marvel] movies so I can make out with her on screen again.”
Stern asked Downey Jr. if his wife gets jealous about his onscreen exploits with Paltrow, but the actor said, “She could care less!” And as far as what “free pass” actually means, Downey Jr. clarified that he only has the go ahead to get intimate with Paltrow if they’re “rolling on a take.” Listen to a highlight from Downey Jr.’s “Howard Stern Show” interview below!