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Friday March 16, 2012 4:50 am

Robert Downey Jr. Feels Like Scarlett’s Brother




Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies

Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers

Robert Downey Jr. feels like a "big brother" to Scarlett Johansson.

The 46-year-old actor - who will star alongside the blonde beauty in The Avengers - has grown attached to his cast mates while shooting the superhero film, and he sees Scarlett, who plays the Black Widow, as a sister figure having previously worked with her on Iron Man 2.

When asked what his opinions of his fellow Avengers are, he replied, "I feel like a big brother to Scarlett and Chris Hemsworth has the whole package. Jeremy Renner is a serious actor who doesn't take himself seriously at all."

Robert is reprising his role of Tony Stark and his alter ego Iron Man - who he played in the 2008 movie of the same name and its 2010 sequel - in the forthcoming film, which is written and directed by Joss Whedon, but he had concerns about doing it without his Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau.

"He's like a brother. You don't know whether you can't live without him or you want to strangle him in his sleep. I just love the guy," he said of Favreau.

But the Tropic Thunder star admits Joss was a "perfect" writer and director for the movie: "He was perfect. During a scene I could say, 'Is this right?' Ten minutes later he had three pages of options for me to try."

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