Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t know Samuel L Jackson was in the MCU

Gregory Wakeman
Contributor
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 03, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

More evidence that Gwyneth Paltrow has never actually seen a Marvel film has emerged after its president Kevin Feige revealed that the actress wasn’t sure why Samuel L Jackson was on the set of Avengers: Endgame.

Paltrow asked this very question when Marvel’s heavy-hitters came together to film Endgame’s already iconic funeral scene, which was shot so early on in the film’s production it was before the release of Black Panther, Infinity War, Ant-Man And The Wasp, and Captain Marvel. This led to a lot of confusion on set.

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"Tom Holland [was] coming up to me, saying, 'Is that Michelle Pfeiffer? What is happening?'," Feige recalled to Empire. “Gwyneth Paltrow [was] asking why Sam Jackson was there, and the other actors [were] jumping in saying, 'What are you talking about? He's Nick Fury! You've been in movies with him.' But it was really something special."

Actor Samuel L. Jackson poses at the World Premiere of Marvel Studios' "Spider-man: Far From Home" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

This isn’t the first time that Paltrow, who has appeared as Pepper Potts seven times in the MCU, has shown her Marvel ignorance.

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Earlier this summer Paltrow popped up in the first episode of Jon Favreau’s The Chef Show and insisted that she wasn’t in Spider-Man: Homecoming, even though she appears in its final scene. It has also since been revealed that Paltrow didn’t know who both Tom Holland and Sebastian Stan were, even though they play Spider-Man and Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier, in the MCU.

During promotion for Spider-Man: Far From Home Holland admitted he was heartbroken that Paltrow had forgotten him, while when Stan had to reintroduce himself to Paltrow for a third time at last month’s Paris Fashion Week he punctuated his Instagram post describing their reunion with a shrug emoji, which could either be interpreted as a joke or genuine annoyance.