Gwyneth Paltrow Has Stepped Away From Role As Pepper Potts. Since 2008 Gwyneth Paltrow has been portraying the iconic role of Pepper Potts, who has gone through an inspiring transformation from personal assistant, to CEO of Stark Industries, and even finding love along the way. Her role has primarily been showcased in the Iron Man and Avengers portions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and the inclusion of a pop up at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Paltrow was one of the first actors to be brought aboard this wildly sucessful franchise and has been through the thick and thin of the over decade long journey that Marvel Studios has gone through. Though the studio itself has no plans on slowing down, Gwyneth claims her time as the famed right hand of Tony Stark, well besides Jarvis and Friday, has come to an end cinematically.
“I’m a bit old to be in a suit and all that at this point,” said Paltrow, who is currently 46 years old. “I feel very lucky that I did it, because I actually got talked into it. I was friends with [Iron Man filmmaker and Happy in the MCU] Jon Favreau. It was such a wonderful experience making the first Iron Man and then to watch how important it has become to fans.”
When asked by EW if she would be continuing her role as Pepper Potts, Paltrow claimed that she will no longer play Pepper in a significant role for the MCU, but she would not give up on the role entirely. Does this mean Ms. Potts may not survive the outcome of both Avengers: Infinity War and/or Avengers: Endgame? Or will she and Tony get to live “Happily Ever After?” Will her character live on off screen? Only time will tell. However, Gwyneth said she would be willing to appear in smaller appearances if needed.
“I feel honored to be a part of something that people are so passionate about,” said Paltrow. “Of course, if they said, ‘Can you come back for a day?,’ I will always be there if they need me.”
Though the ending of Avengers: Infinity War was heartbreaking to say the least, we have no doubt that Avengers: Endgame will be just as emotional, if not more so, for the fans of the superhero franchise. With the announcement of so many critical stars saying their good-bye’s to the roles they have known for nearly a decade, including Captain America himself, Chris Evans, it is bound to be a story worth telling and we can not wait to see the outcome.
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