The world recently learned that Gwyneth Paltrow, who has embodied Pepper Potts within seven Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, had no idea that she appeared in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. The hits kept getting bigger last week when audio footage from 2018’s Infinity War red carpet circulated and let the world know that she had no idea who Sebastian Stan is, despite having co-starred with him within that movie and the overall MCU. They even stood next to each other for this group photo ^^^^ at the Infinity War LA premiere, which makes things even more awkward.
Stan, obviously, plays Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, and he’s a recognizable actor who’s beloved by the Marvel fandom. He was even the focal point of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but that’s beside the point because we should get on with that audio footage that went very viral. Below, Paltrow can be heard asking Chris Pratt, “Who’s that?” He responded, “Sebastian Stan plays Bucky. Bucky is the Winter Soldier.” She then replied, “Ohhhh, okay.”
Well, Stan caught wind of this embarrassing development, and he didn’t let the matter pass silently. Instead, he subtly roasted Paltrow by posting a photo of them in the same frame, at the same Valentino couture event, and the timing is … delicious. This photo was taken on July 3, 2019 during Paris Fashion Week. Stan’s caption reveals that Paltrow didn’t remember him again, and he “got to reintroduce myself to @gwynethpaltrow for the third time. We are in the same film.” His emoji game was also on point.
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Just barely managed to photobomb the great @pppiccioli and legend @realmrvalentino here… Thank you both for inviting me to my first couture show in 🇫🇷👨🏻🎨. Also glad I got to reintroduce myself to @gwynethpaltrow for the third time. We are in the same film…🤷🏻♂️ #valentino #couture 📸: @maxmontingelli
Yep, here they both are outside the Valentino event.
Well, Stan’s Instagram comeback was a solid one, made even more amusing by a comment from Joe Mazzello, who recently appeared in Bohemian Rhapsody as Queen band member John Deacon. Mazzello wished to remind Stan that they, too, starred in a film together. “I’d find this shocking,” he wrote. “[E]xcept for the fact that you STILL don’t follow me on Instagram. We are in the same film. #milk” Oh boy.