Jeremy Renner: 'Avengers' Co-Star Bond Stronger Than Solo Glory

Jeremy Renner opens up about his strong Avengers ties

by Zain ul Abedin
Jeremy Renner: 'Avengers' Co-Star Bond Stronger Than Solo Glory
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Jeremy Renner, who starred as Hawkeye in the Avengers series recently opened up regarding how strongly he has bonded with his co-stars, saying that "it is a real thing" compared to what fans see on social media. In an emotional interview with Men's Health, Renner said that genuine bonds have been typical during their years together.

He shared about how after a near-death experience in January 2023 with the snowplow, his Avengers family really came together to help him heal. The incident became a proof of the strength and sincerity in their friendship that was much more than just display to the public.

"Oh, f--k yeah, it's a real thing-it's not just for Instagram. We f---n’ hate that sh-t,” Renner said to Men’s Health. Their click is tied to a "family chat" that's been around for years, marking the passage of life's milestones - weddings, divorces and having babies.

Even though the things they encounter together are fantastical, Renner thinks their experiences have bonded them in ways that go deeper than any unifying characteristic can. He said, "In the films, we look like we're at a costume party, and there's ridiculous props and we're doing these ridiculous things, but it's also beautiful because we're all connected."

Renner's Deep Bonds

The camaraderie Renner feels with his co-stars is tangible.

He had a passion for belonging, camaraderie over solo-flying. "There's a brotherhood or sisterhood or whatever the heck you want to call it. I just call it love. I love every one of them. I'd rather go to jail with [Robert] Downey [Jr.] than go do something amazing by myself.

I'd rather get in a car crash with [Chris] Evans." he said. The challenges both physical and emotional in the aftermath of his fall have kept Renner from choosing as-demanding parts. He said via the Smartless podcast, "I just don't have the energy for that.

I don't have the fuel. I have so much fuel to put into this reality, this body, all this stuff. I can't just go play make-believe right now. Because that takes a lot of time to get right here every day just so I can have a positive thought, so I can progress, so I can always keep growing." While he was able to return for his part on "Mayor of Kingstown," getting into the role took longer than usual, but he noted it wasn't as challenging due to how well acquainted with that character he already was. He confessed doing a demanding role like Dahmer would just be too far gone from where he is now.

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