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A SUPERHEROES' LUNCH: A-list actor Robert Downey Jr (above, left) is used to having power lunches with Hollywood's movers and shakers. But while shooting Avengers: Endgame, he decided to host lunch for a group of women who portray characters in the s
A SUPERHEROES' LUNCH: A-list actor Robert Downey Jr.PHOTO: ROBERT DOWNEY JR/INSTAGRAM

A SUPERHEROES' LUNCH: A-list actor Robert Downey Jr is used to having power lunches with Hollywood's movers and shakers. But while shooting Avengers: Endgame, he decided to host lunch for a group of women who portray characters in the superhero movie, which is making a powerful impact at the box office. Posting a throwback shot of the gathering on a movie set, he wrote: "#tbt #throwback #flashback to the #Women of @marvelstudios #mcu lunch I had the pleasure of hosting… #girlpower #epic #bts." Some of the guests were still in costume and make-up. They are (from left) Evangeline Lily, Danai Gurira, Elizabeth Olsen, Karen Gillan, Letitia Wright, Gwyneth Paltrow, Pom Klementieff, Brie Larson and Zoe Saldana. Downey can afford to pick up the tab for the big group. The actor, who plays Iron Man, reportedly earned a mighty US$75 million (S$102 million) from last year's Avengers: Infinity War.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 03, 2019, with the headline 'On social media'. Print Edition | Subscribe