Entertainment Weekly caught up with Gwyneth Paltrow who talked about her two upcoming projects, The Good Night and Iron Man. The actress, who has not played a leading role in a feature film for over 3 years, had the following to say about the superhero film Iron Man:

Seems like you're taking on more projects than you have in the past. RELATED: Dune Director Thinks 'Cut and Paste' Marvel Movies Are Turning Us All Into Zombies

Well, I hadn't worked in a long time, I was really committed to being home. Then I finally just agreed to do this movie Iron Man. I reached a place in my life where I thought, ''It's okay that I have a passion for something besides my family.'' I love making films. If I do one thing that makes me fulfilled, then I'm a more interesting woman for my children. And then I got this call, and I thought, I love Jon Favreau [who's directing Iron Man]. And the cast was so good. This feels right to me.

Is it a big movie? It sounds like it could have an ''indie'' sensibility.

It sounds like it does, but it [has] a huge budget. [Laughs]

Who's your character?

I play Pepper Potts, who's Iron Man's assistant. They have a very charged dynamic.

When do you start Iron Man?


So why Iron Man?

You know why? Because of the people involved. It had nothing to do with the size of the budget. It was like, if I got a call that there's a six-million-dollar movie, and these are the people, I'd do it. I've always wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr. He's a genius, and I had never been asked to do a film with him before. I'm really excited that it's Iron Man because I've never done anything like it. I'm really thrilled.

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Iron Man arrives in theatres on May 2, 2008.