Wednesday Apr 14, 2021
Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr. catapulted to fame with his icon portrayal of Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Sherlock Holmes star had revealed how he had to completely alter his attitude towards acting in order to bag the superhero role of Tony Stark aka Iron Man.
Speaking to Howard Stern, Downey Jr. revealed: “There was a part of me that was saying, ‘My world view has to change if I want to really have a shot.’”
“If I’m not on my side for this going my way, why should anybody else be?” he added.
He was then asked by Stern if he “willed” himself to alter his attitude. Responding to that, the actor nodded but also claimed that the change in attitude isn’t what really made the difference.
“I had to psych myself into [the idea that] nobody else on Earth had a chance,” he said.
Regarding his beliefs about confidence, Downey Jr. said: “Obviously [the audition] went pretty well. But that’s the funny thing about confidence … The incorrect amount of it, and nothing will ever happen,” he added.