Robert Downey Jr. talked with UK magazine Nuts about his incident with his ankle, Ben Kingsley, and more after the jump.
UK’s first weekly lad magazine, Nuts, recently spoke with Robert Downey Jr. in anticipation of next summer’s much-awaited Iron Man 3 techno-thriller. The ‘Tony Stark’ actor was first questioned how tough was principal photography, which wrapped this month, to which Downey replied, “I’ve always said that while I’m physically able, I want to do all my own stunts in the movies that I make. I want the audience to sit there, thinking, ‘was he really stupid enough to attempt that?’ I actually hurt my ankle in a stunt and filming was shut down for a few days.”
Director and co-writer Shane Black had previously proclaimed his entry to the Iron Man franchise is considered an international, crisis thriller. That classification being much different from the 2010 sequel, Robert Downey Jr. asserts, “I think Shane’s gone for a dark feel in this movie. It’s a lot grittier and goes back to its comic-book roots. It’s shaped into a really special movie – and Shane as been instrument in that.”
About his antagonist, the Ten Rings terrorist leader, The Mandarin, and his portrayal by Oscar-winner Sir Ben Kingsley, Downey declares, “I always think there’s something more terrifying about a villain who’s a genius, as opposed to just relying on strength or ability. We all know what a fantastic actor Ben Kingsley is, and he pulls off the evil genius with real terrifying results.”
Lastly, Robert Downey Jr. was facetiously asked what would he do if he had the actual Iron Man suit for just a day, in which the two-time Academy Award-nominated actor replied, “You know, you guys are probably looking for a really cool answer, but I live in Malibu and traffic getting into LA can be crazy. I’d use it just to fly straight into the city for a meeting or dinner.”
Iron Man 3 hits theaters May 3rd 2013.