Tom recalled: ‘I was sick on set one day and I don’t even know the guy. He was like, “Come to my trailer and I’ll make you feel better”.
‘He kind of looked after me and took me under his wing a little bit. Entering the Marvel Universe is daunting – it’s a big process.’
He added: ‘The thing I’ve learned from him, [Chris] Evans, Scarlett [Johansson] is that just because you’re at the top, doesn’t mean you can be a d**k.’
The pair have clearly become close friends during their time in the MCU, even joining forces to make light of the Sony and Marvel situation when fans were busy freaking out.
When it was reported that Disney and Sony failed to come to an agreement on the terms of the next Spider-Man movies, the duo got together to taunt fans with selfies – including one where they’re seen clutching onto Spider-Man and Iron-Man action figures. As if that wasn’t enough, Tom captioned the snap: ‘We did it Mr Stark!’ Now that’s just cruel.
And it’s no surprise that the Endgame directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, are rallying for the Tony Stark actor to be honoured with an Oscar.
‘I don’t know if I have ever seen – in movie history – a global audience react to a performance the way they did to Robert Downey in that movie,’ Joe told Daily Beast.