After Iron Man defeated Thanos and bid a bittersweet farewell to the Avengers family, it seems like our superhero is the new animal whisperer! In this new year, Robert Downey Jr is all set to hit the big screen as the iconic character of Dr. Dolittle in the Dolittle movie. What made the actor choose a role that is so different from his earlier characters? Let’s find that out.
What Convinced Robert Downey Jr. To Take On The Role Of Dr. Dolittle?
A lot of people are unaware of the fact that our Iron Man is also an animal lover as well! Apart from raising two children together, the Downeys have collected quite a varied collection of animals over the years at their Malibu home. Therefore, can be one of the reasons that he’d be on board for playing Dolittle’s famous veterinarian. What can be more exciting than playing the role of the iconic animal whisperer!
In a recent interview with Extra, the actor opened up about how the similarity and personal parallel convinced him to do the film. The actor has also admitted that this film a bit of a challenge as well. During the long process of the making of the film, the actor learned a lot and now the fans are also liking it. Someone else’s precede also made the process all the easier. Robert had his wife Susan who is an accomplished film producer, and the co-founder of their production company.
How Are Fans Reacting To This Sudden Shift Of Role?
It was indeed refreshing to see the actor opt for something out of his comfort zone. The trailer gained quite a huge response overnight. The actor has confessed that Susan has surely helped him steer the Doolittle ship. Susan, on the other hand, made it clear that her choices were rooted in their families. The Downeys are all set to hit the theatres with this film.
Moreover, it seems like the actor could not help but take on a project that has a parallel with his own personal life. The fans are quite impressed with this sudden change of role. With RDJ bidding goodbye to the Marvel Universe, it is indeed to see him as the iconic animal whisperer. His superhero status has not changed as he continues to be as popular as Dr. Dolittle as well. Kids sure do love this slightly different doctor!