Look, there are a lot of Marvel movies in the sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe (TV shows too!). So many that I’d be willing to bet you couldn’t even name them all right now, let alone give a detailed rundown of all the crossover cameos.
For example, did you know the 2008 Edward Norton Hulk movie is technically in the MCU? Even if you did, did you remember Robert Downey Jr. has a cameo as Tony Stark at the end?
Still, it’s a little weird if you’re an actor who’s been in one of those movies or one of those aforementioned cameos and you completely forgot about it. God bless her, but it happened to Gwyneth Paltrow recently.
Paltrow appeared on Netflix’s cooking program The Chef Show, and Marvel actor/director/producer Jon Favreau mentioned to Paltrow that he created the show (jeez, take a vacation Jon!) while they were *both* filming Spider-man: Homecoming. That caught Paltrow off-guard.
Gwyneth Paltrow genuinely did not know she was in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" so this adorable interaction from "The Chef Show" is easily my favorite thing on the internet today pic.twitter.com/lc3VlSs1Hp
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) June 7, 2019
A clip of the appearance, flagged by @JarettSays, shows Paltrow and Favreau cooking in a kitchen. Paltrow, furiously zesting an orange, asks him what the cooking show is about he explains its origins.
“We were actually doing it when we were filming Spider-Man,” Favreau tells Paltrow.
“Spider-Man?” she asks, perplexed.
“Yeah, we were in Spider-Man together. Remember we were on Spider-Man?” he says.
“We weren’t in Spider-Man,” Paltrow definitively tells him, as if she’s trying to ward off some kind of prank or gaslighting situation.
“Yes we were.” Favreau says. “You were in Spider-Man.”
“No,” she responds shaking her head and busying herself with her zesting. “I was in Avengers.” (She seems pretty certain!)
“No, you were in Spider-Man also,” Favreau replies.
He finally manages to jog her memory by describing the scene she was in, where Pepper Potts (Tony Stark’s lover) has to give a press conference but needs to buy some time, when Favreau’s Happy Hogan gives her Stark’s engagement ring.
“That was Spider-Man!?” she says. “Oh my god!”