Jeff Bridges Reveals He

The Hollywood Reporter just released a prestige roundtable interview featuring a wide gamut of handsome male movie stars. In between sharing quips with Andrew Garfield and Mahershala Ali, Jeff Bridges dropped this little-known bombshell about the film that launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

Bridges But can I just riff off that? Iron Man, we [director Jon Favreau and actor Robert Downey Jr.] read the script and it wasn't really right, you know? We had two weeks' rehearsal and we basically rewrote the script. And the day before we were going to shoot, we get a call from the Marvel guy saying, "Oh no, no, no. None of this is right." So we would muster in my trailer and rehearse while the guys were in the studio tapping their foot, saying, "When are they going to come?" We were still trying to figure out the [scenes] we were going to shoot.

Iron Man had its own energy and tempo which set the stage for what a Marvel movie is "supposed" to be, so it's interesting to know that some of that magic we can directly attribute to The Dude himself.


Here's Jeff talking about his experiences making movies:

You can read the whole interview here.