AVENGERS: ENDGAME Directors Reveal Where the Line "I Love You 3,000" Came From
One of the most memorable lines in the movie Avengers: Endgame takes place when Robert Downey Jr.’s character, Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) is putting his daughter Morgan to bed, and she tells him, “I love you 3,000.” He then goes and brags to Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) that Morgan loves him 3,000, and she’s only in the 600 to 900 range. It’s classic Tony Stark banter, and it’s endearing and sweet.
According to comicbook, co-director Anthony Russo opened up about the line to Watching Hollywood, and said it came from Downey Jr., who shared that it was something one of his children said to him. They liked it so much, they decided to put it in the movie. Russo shared that Downey Jr. made many contributions to the film in the form of lines, and spoke very highly of working with him.
My husband has been occasionally saying that line to me, and it’s sweet, but is still a little too soon, I think. Avengers: Endgame was a perfect movie, but boy did it mess me up. I do love that it came straight from a child though, as it feels authentic and just like something one of my kids would say.
What were some of your favorite lines in the movie? I loved all the references to America’s ass!