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Gwyneth Paltrow Fully Forgot She Was in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Give her another Oscar right now

Christopher Rosen

A fun fact about Spider-Man: Homecomingis that Gwyneth Paltrow is fourth-billed in the credits despite only appearing in one scene toward the film's end. Paltrow is even credited above the film's female lead, Zendaya, for what amounted to a cameo. (Agents and negotiations, right?) Not that her appearance as Pepper Potts stuck to the actress' ribs. In a now-viral clip from Netflix's new Jon Favreau series The Chef Show, Paltrow is flat-out stunned to learn she co-starred in Tom Holland's Spider-Man film.

As Favreau explained that the origins of what would become The Chef Show started on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which also co-starred the actor and filmmaker, Paltrow interrupted. "Spider-Man?" she asked, unclear why that would hold any bearing on her life. After being told that she and Favreau appeared in the film together, the Oscar-winning star added, "We weren't in Spider-Man. ... No, I was in Avengers." Finally, after a brief back and forth, Paltrow realized the truth. "That was Spider-Man?" she said. "Oh my God."

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It's here where we're obligated to note that Marvel often doesn't explain to actors the context around their scenes. Take Brie Larson, who shot her Captain Marvel post-credits scene without knowing it would wind up in Captain Marvel. "I didn't know that was a tag for Captain Marvel," she told Jimmy Fallon earlier this year. "I didn't know what that was what we were shooting. There was also nobody else there. I was by myself on a green screen."

The Chef Show, which also features appearances from Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr., is streaming on Netflix now.