Earlier today, Screen Gems held the press junket for their upcoming movie Country Strong and I was able to talk with Gwyneth Paltrow. However, with Joss Whedon’s The Avengers getting ready to film early next year, one of the questions I asked was if Pepper Potts (her Iron Man character) would be making an appearance alongside her boss Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Surprisingly, she said, “no. no Pepper.” I then asked if this was for sure or was it a maybe. She said, “I think it’s a for sure. I think they’re starting shooting soon and they probably would have asked me by now.”
Of course, things might change over the next few months. But, as of now, don’t expect to see her standing alongside the rest of the team. Hit the jump to watch what she had to say for yourself and look for the full interview soon. Country Strong opens in limited release December 22nd and everywhere January 7th.