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Gwyneth Paltrow debuts as superhero

April 04, 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Pepper Potts in Iron Man 3 talk to TOI about finally getting a suit of her own.

Where do we find Pepper in Iron Man 3?

When we find Pepper in Iron Man 3, she and Tony Stark are very much in a relationship. They're living together, she's moved into his house in Malibu, and she's still running Stark Industries, so their lives are intertwined and there's a lot of comfort between them now, so it's not the kind of tentative relationship they had in the first one. You get to wear the suit in this one.

There were talks of Pepper getting in the suit at the end of Iron Man 2, but Marvel wasn't ready to do it yet. I think in the comic books she does eventually get into the suit and she has her own suit, and I know Robert was really interested in having Pepper do more in this movie. It was also a factor for me to come back and get to do things that were a little bit more fun and different and a little bit more adventurous. It would've still been nice, but it would've been very much the same thing just to be buttoned-up Pepper, and in this movie there's a whole different experience of her. How hard is it to physically wear that suit?

I thought it was light and perfectly comfortable and my children thought I was extremely cool. They were here on a day where I was in it, so they were trying it on and when my son saw me in the suit, he had the biggest eyes, so it was definitely worth it. How hard did you have to commit to get into shape?

I'm a person who works out anyway, but I felt for this movie I needed to be in excellent shape. So a couple of weeks before I came back, I really hit it super hard and I tried to watch what I ate, which I'm not so good at doing. But I was very focused because I really wanted the whole end sequence to be unexpected and I thought if people saw me like that, fighting and in really good shape, that it would be an extra bonus. Produced by Marvel and distributed by UTV Motion Pictures in India, The Iron Man 3 will release on April 26 in India in both 3D and 2D, a week before its release in the US. The film is also being dubbed in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil and will open in IMAX 3D.