Iron Man 3’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s kids “proud” of role

Gwyneth Paltrow talks about kicking butt in Iron Man 3 and how it’s made her a cool mom in her kids’ eyes.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man 3

In Iron Man 3, Gwyneth Paltrow‘s character finally gets to shed her damsel-in-distress persona, sporting the famous Iron Man suit and kicking some butt.

 “It was fun,” Paltrow told us at the movie’s press day in Los Angeles. “It was very different in that Pepper gets to do all different kinds of things. I really liked her evolution. She really steps into her power.”

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And Paltrow wasn’t the only one benefitting from Pepper’s transformation. Her kids got to get in on the fun too.

“Every time they would yell “Cut,” [my son] would put on the suit,” she told SheKnows. “I have very cute pictures. And my daughter, too, that was the cool thing. She was like, ‘Well, you’re in the suit, I want to wear the suit.’”

Paltrow says her kids were extremely impressed by her powerful role.

“My son was so proud,” said Paltrow. “This week I’m really rocking it with him. He saw the movie and I’m a Lego figure.”

Although the movie’s leading men, Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle, have complained about the cumbersome costume, Paltrow says it was a blast to wear.

“I loved wearing the suit,” she told us. “I felt very strong.”

So will Pepper don the famous outfit again in the future?

“I have no idea,” she said. “There’s no plan. But I would love to reprise the role, especially if she gets to keep being active.”

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures