We all know Robert Downey Jr. as the infamous Iron Man which launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though what we didn’t know was how frustrating it was t bring Iron Man to life. In his interview with David Letterman on “My Next Guests Needs No Introduction” RDJ spoke about his experience on the set of 2008’s Iron Man, majorly speaking on the difficulties of working while wearing Iron Man’s helmet.
When Letterman chose to ask if the Iron Man helmet was really there during the suiting up scenes RDJ responded with:
“Excellent question, initially, everything was really there. They wanted to spend as little as they could on CG replacement, so I remember this helmet went on, and there’d be a shot, and I’d be in this whole suit, and they’d say… ‘All right, Robert, it’s like you landed on the roof, so when we say action, just go like that, like you just landed, and then start moving forward.’ So I put this helmet on, and it slammed closed, and I couldn’t see anything, and then these LED lights went on and it was like The Manchurian Candidate… I was absolutely blinded.” He went on to say, “By the time we were doing the last Avengers, they’d just be like, ‘Hey Robert would you mind putting on that helmet? No?! Yes? No, put two dots here and then you can paint it in later,”
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