Honestly, these stories are just so funny to me.
It’s been made very apparent recently that Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t seem to know much about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s truly delightful. After a hilarious interaction with Jon Favreau where she forgot she was in Spider-Man: Homecoming, it appears she also forgot that Samuel L. Jackson also plays a role in the MCU.
“Tom Holland [was] coming up to me, saying, ‘Is that Michelle Pfeiffer? What is happening?’,” laughs Feige. “Gwyneth Paltrow [was] asking why Sam Jackson was there, and the other actors [were] jumping in saying, ‘What are you talking about? He’s Nick Fury! You’ve been in movies with him.’ But it was really something special.”
First, it’s hilarious to think about Holland freaking out over Michelle Pfeiffer being on set. What’s even funnier though is that once again, Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t actually know what’s happening the MCU. And this isn’t even the first time. Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky Barnes/The Winter Solider, revealed that he’s been introduced to Paltrow three times.
All in all, we’re not faulting Paltrow here because she’s got a lot going on in her life and doesn’t need to concern herself with the greater MCU, outside of where her character appears in. Still, it’s pretty funny though.