Filming in the brutal heat of Atlana, Georgia, during the summer turned out to be one of the biggest challenges the Captain America: Civil War cast faced during the anticipated sequel’s shoot. Unless you’re Robert Downey Jr., that is. Then it was a lovely experience.
“Once the mask closes, I’m not there,” Downey Jr. joked on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday. Downey Jr. is of course referring to the fact that when the action kicks in, audiences typically only see Tony Stark’s face from inside his helmet — and RDJ isn’t exactly filming those scenes in the midst of actual action sequences.
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“I really just wanted to come to work on my days off and watch you suffer,” he said to his costar Chris Evans, who, unlike Downey Jr., only has a partial mask to cover his face during filming.
Watch the full interview below to see the two costars — okay, just Evans — discuss the trials of filming in the July heat, and to find out why Downey Jr. brought his home furniture to set. The Captain America: Civil War trailer also debuted during Kimmel, offering a first look at the sequel, which hits theaters May 6.