Gorgeous in grey: Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett steal the show at Iron Man event

They say great minds think alike. And Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson were clearly on the same page at a promotional event in Beverly Hills to celebrate the upcoming release of anticipated superhero sequel, Iron Man 2.

The two blonde beauties both opted for knee length grey dresses and wore their hair loose while opting for natural make-up.

Scarlett, 25, made the most of her curves in a Roland Mouret number, while mum-of-two Gwyneth chose a shift from Victoria Beckham's Spring/Summer collection.



Ahead of Monday's world premiere of the film – moved from London to LA because of the volcanic ash cloud - the two ladies joined co-stars Robert Downey Jr, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle and director Jon Favreau at a photo call for action movie.

Robert and Gwyneth both appeared in the first Iron Man – newcomer Scarlett stars as the Black Widow, while Mickey plays Whiplash – and have developed a great rapport as a result of working together.

And the pair recently opened up on filming the passionate kiss between Robert's character Tony Stark and Gywneth's Pepper Potts that appears in the second instalment.



"It was great," the 37-year-old actress sarcastically told People magazine. "Because both my husband and his wife were right there on set."

But despite the presence of Coldplay's Chris Martin and Susan Downey, a producer on the film, Robert claimed his beautiful co-star didn’t hold back.

"I couldn't get her off me," he joked. "It was embarrassing!"

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