Avengers and Iron Man fans know Virginia “Pepper” Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) is Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) girlfriend. But, did you know when she started at Stark Industries, she was in the secretarial pool? Or that she was previously married to Tony Stark’s chauffeur Harold “Happy” Hogan?
When Pepper married Happy they moved away, adopted children, and attempted to live happily ever after. Unable to overcome challenges, they divorced and both returned to Stark Solutions working for Tony. I bet that made for some interesting office gossip. Much like a soap opera, even though Pepper had romantic feelings for Tony, they remained platonic, and she eventually remarried Happy.
Happily ever after part 2, failed because after suffering brain damage in a fight with the Spymaster (Sinclair Abbot), Happy was in a coma. At Pepper’s request, Tony turned off his life support as an act of mercy.
Interesting Facts about Pepper Potts
- Virginia “Pepper” Potts Hogan has green eyes and auburn hair.
- She was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and her first comic book appearance was in Tales of Suspense #45 (1963).
- She’s also gone by the aliases “Hera” and “Rescue.”
So that’s just a little comic book history of Pepper Potts, now let’s talk about what she’s up to in “Iron Man 3”.
In a recent interview with Marvel, Gwyneth says Pepper and Tony are living together in Malibu in”Iron Man 3″, and she’ still running Stark Industries. Oh and if you haven’t heard or seen the latest trailer, Paltrow gets to “suit up” in Iron Man’s armor! This is what she told Marvel about her experience with the armor:
“I thought it was light and perfectly comfortable and my children thought I was extremely cool. They were here on a day where I was in it, so they were trying it on and when my son saw me in the suit, he had the biggest eyes, so it was definitely worth it.”
You can read the rest of her interview at Marvel.com.
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