Jeremy Renner jokes Robert Downey Jr. would hurt Chris Hemsworth for being ‘too charming’

Jeremy Renner jokes Robert Downey Jr.  would hurt Chris Hemsworth for being ‘too charming’

Jeremy Renner says Robert Downey Jr. wanted to break Chris Hemsworth’s knee for being ‘too charming’

getty (3) From L to R: Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

Jeremy Renner gets honest about some playful friction behind the scenes of the Marvel movies.

The two-time Oscar nominee, 51, recalled at the time, Robert Downey Jr. jokingly suggested breaking Chris Hemsworth’s knees on the set for 2012’s The Avengers, when he performed Monday at Dax Shepard’s Armchair expert podcast.

“We all parade in our costumes,” Renner recalled. “So it looks like it’s Halloween. We’re excited and feeling just as ridiculous. I feel like we all knew each other somehow. Except we did not know this Hemsworth guy because he is from Australia. “

“He’s the tallest, he’s the prettiest. Downey [was like], ‘We have to break his knee. We have to take him out. This guy is too nice. He’s too tall. He’s too charming. F — this guy, “Renner added.

Avengers (2012)

Avengers (2012)

Marvel Studios Poster for The Avengers (2012)

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Renner said in all seriousness that he and his Avengers costars has grown to see each other as “family”, adding: “You can not replace it or quantify it.”

“Everyone is a celebrity in their own right,” it said Hawkeye star explained. “But a Marvel celebrity, especially like the original six, has just been a different journey.”

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“There have been marriages and divorces, and children have been born and a lot of shifts and changes in our personal lives, as well as our acting lives, which we all share in a very specific way,” he also said, noting that the cast has got matching tattoos to symbolize their ties.

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Hemsworth appears to have intimidated several of his Marvel costars with his physique when PEOPLE’s reigning Sexiest Man Alive Paul Rudd recounted a similar experience from his first encounter with Thor: Love and Thunder actor, a fellow SMA alum.

“I remember the set of [Avengers:] Playoffs“I trained so hard, ate perfectly, for so long, and trained like an athlete,” Rudd, 52, told PEOPLE in November.

Rudd added, “And I was standing next to Chris Hemsworth, and I was thinking, ‘What’s the point?’ Why try at all, because it’s there to. “

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