Gwyneth and Scarlett at Odds on Set of Iron Man 2

May 19, 2009 By:
Gwyneth and Scarlett at Odds on Set of Iron Man 2

It’s the clash of the leading ladies! Apparently things aren’t going too smoothly on the set of Iron Man 2 between the two female leads, Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson.

Gwyneth seems to think Scarlett is particularly demanding of the crew, and has taken a two-week break from filming. According to The Sun, Gwyneth was looking forward to working with Emily Blunt, who originally cast in the role of the Black Widow.

A source says, “Gwyneth and Scarlett have never been particularly close. Gwyneth was looking forward to working with Emily Blunt, who was originally in line for the part, but it ended up being Scarlett.

"Gwyneth’s had to live with that and she has been very professional, but she and Scarlett haven’t developed a friendship on the shoot, which is almost at the halfway point. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.”

Some speculate that Gwyneth is jealous that Scarlett gets to wear sexy cat suits on set every day, while she’s stuck wearing the prim and proper suits for her role as Pepper Potts.

But Gwyneth will be returning to the set for the big fight scene between Robert Downey Jr’s character and Mickey Rourke, who is playing Whiplash.

The source adds, “The most spectacular sequence in the movie is a huge fight between Robert and Mickey Rourke, and she is going to be right in the thick of things. That section of the movie is going to be three straight weeks of filming in June.

"It is by far the most expensive sequence, the centerpiece of the whole project. Gwyneth’s break has come at a perfect time. She can recharge her batteries before returning for her chance to show who is boss.”

Sounds pretty diva-licious on that set! We’d be jealous of Scarlett too, Gwyneth!