Tobey Maguire's glossy Downey kiss
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 September 2008
Robert Downey Jr. says Tobey Maguire put lip gloss on before the pair's 'Tropic Thunder' love scene
Robert Downey Jr. says Tobey Maguire put lip gloss on before the pair's 'Tropic Thunder' love scene.
The actor - who appears alongside Ben Stiller and Jack Black in the new comedy - had to shoot a trailer with Tobey for spoof movie 'Satan's Alley', which is shown before 'Tropic Thunder', in which the actors star as priests involved in a gay relationship.
When asked how he felt about the trailer, Robert replied: "I think Tobey was wearing lip gloss - it smelt very strong."
Ben, who also directs 'Tropic Thunder', explained the thinking behind the trailer segment - which also features adverts for movie parodies starring him and Jack.
Speaking at London's exclusive Claridges Hotel, Ben told BANG Showbiz: "We basically wanted to be able to set up the characters in the movie, since the movie is about actors and the main actors are movie stars it was a really unique way to be able to set up who these guys were. So it was based on that.
"It was fun to do those because it was such a specific kind of humour - it was fun to make fun of trailers because everybody likes them and likes watching them."