Robert Downey Jr. takes movie mementos
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 October 2014
Robert Downey Jr. likes to take props from his film sets as mementos of the movies he has worked on
Robert Downey Jr. took home a 30 foot letter 'A' from the set of 'The Avengers'.
The 49-year-old actor likes to collect props from his films as mementos to remind him of his movies, and he recently received a gigantic letter 'A' that he joked he wanted when he was filming the 2012 hit movie 'The Avengers'.
He told UK station BBC Radio 1: "On the last Avengers, there's this scene where there's this 'A' which is probably 30 feet tall, and I'm looking at it, and we're shooting in England, and I go 'I need that in my office in Venice'.
"About two weeks ago, a wheeler showed up, I'm like 'What the heck is this doing here?!' And they go, 'This is the 'A' you asked for.' And I go, 'They brought it?!' So now we have a massive Avengers 'A' that will be prominently placed."
Although he likes to collect props, Downey admits he was disappointed not to get an armoured suit from the set of any of the three 'Iron Man' films.
When asked if he still had the iconic costume, he said: "That's a tough commodity, I have some helmets!"
The Golden Globe winner was appearing on the station to promote his new movie 'The Judge' and explained that he enjoyed playing his character, Hank, as it is not a character which audiences would expect from him.
He added: "What I wanted to do was set it up an expectation that this is going to be something you're familiar with, me playing the kind of character you're familiar with, and over the course of three acts, just punch that idea in the stomach."