He got paid $50 million dollars for his role as Tony Stark’s crime-fighting alter ego.So who can blame Robert Downey Jr for being so thrilled at the London premiere that he couldn’t resist grabbing his gorgeous wife Susan Downey on the red carpet.
Looking every inch the stylish superstar Robert, 48, played up to eager fans at the Leicester Square premiere.Although the actor didn’t bother to slip into a pair of smart shoes to match his tailored suit, simply lacing up a pair of trainers for the occasion whereas his producer wife Susan opted for stylish covered up chic in a floor length black dress.Downey, who met his wife on the set of Gothika in 2003, has admitted he got the huge paycheck for his portrayal of Iron Man.
He landed a deal with Marvel Studios in 2008 to include him being paid a percentage, reportedly five per cent or higher, of the box office take for any future movie in which he played the character.The actor, who wore Gucci trainers with his designer suit, told reporters on the red carpet he enjoyed wearing the Iron Man suit for the third film in the series.’I can’t say if wearing the (Iron Man) suit gets easier but… we had a great time. We shot most of this movie in North Carolina and we had the best summer there,’ he added.
The 48-year-old actor has thus far refused to confirm if he will make another movie in the successful franchise but director Shane Black is confident Robert will return for at least one more outing as Tony Stark/Iron Man.Co-star Sir Ben Kingsley heaped praise on Robert for his portrayal of the billionaire businessman turned superhero.He said: ‘I think what the film examines, thanks to Robert Downey Jr.’s wonderful sense of performance is, you have the iron suit and the man inside it. Which is which? Which is the more powerful? Is it the guy inside the suit, or is it the suit itself?’
Meanwhile, Rebecca Hall, who plays Maya Hansen, couldn’t hide her delight at joining the cast.She said: “I’m really excited to be here. I’m really excited to be part of it. It’s definitely a unique experience to join a franchise when you know so much of it already and you’re already acquainted with who the characters are and you’ve seen them in the cinema. It’s an exciting thing to get on board that. It’s very thrilling.”Robert also attended the premiere along with Don Cheadle while stars including Demot O’Leary, Oritse Williams and J.B. Gill from JLS, Labrinth and Kimberly Wyatt walked the red carpet. – DailyMail