ROBERT DOWNEY JR. CALMS CHILD
SUNDERLAND, Mass. (AP) -- Some toddlers freak out when they see larger-than-life characters in costume. But in this case a woman says her one-and-a-half-year-old son went nuts when he saw an actor known for his work as a superhero OUT of costume. Heather Denno says she took her son Jaxson to see Robert Downey Jr. filming the movie “The Judge” in Sunderland, Massachusetts. Downey—who stars in the “Iron Man” movies—saw the little boy and went over to say hello. When mom told her son Downey was “Iron Man,” the kid burst into tears because Downey wasn’t in his superhero getup. The mom says Downey was able to calm her son down. Denno tells The Boston Globe she could tell Downey was a dad by the way he treated her son.