Tuesday 23 January 2018

Downey Junior's 'mothering' role


It's hard to imagine Robert Downey Jnr as the authoritarian type, but the actor says he played a stabilising force amid the ever-growing cast of superheroes during the filming of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

"I am an assistant den mother for him (director Joss Whedon) - we're more contemporaries," Downey said at the film's London premiere.

"With some younger talent, they're very exuberant. I remember when I was that way. I kind of feel like I'm the assistant principal."

The 50-year-old plays Iron Man in the film, the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster.

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