There’s a scene at the end of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” when Tony Stark is about to unveil Spider-Man as the next member of the Avengers. But when Peter Parker gets cold feet and decides to remain a friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man, Gwyneth Paltrow’s character Pepper Potts steps in, and Tony and Pepper instead decide to announce their engagement to the awaiting media.
As it happens, Paltrow has no recollection of this scene, or that she even appeared in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at all.
In a clip from Jon Favreau’s new Netflix program “The Chef Show” that’s gone viral, Paltrow reveals the cameo is completely news to her.
“We weren’t in ‘Spider-Man,'” Paltrow says perplexed. Even after Favreau — who also appeared in the scene as Tony Stark’s bodyguard “Happy” Hogan — tries to remind her that she was specifically in “Homecoming,” Paltrow doubles down. “No. I was in ‘Avengers.'”
You really just have to watch it play out for yourself. Favreau describes the scene that featured Paltrow in detail before it finally dawns on her:
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
“That was Spider-Man? Oh my God,” she said.
You can watch her brief cameo in “Homecoming” below:
Paltrow can be forgiven somewhat. Marvel Studios films so many of these movies in quick succession; both “Infinity War” and “Endgame” were filmed concurrently to the point that even Chris Hemsworth genuinely didn’t know what Thor’s fate was at the end of the movie.
Thankfully Paltrow has never been one to give away major spoilers, and now we have an idea as to why.
Favreau’s “The Chef Show” is available on Netflix now.