Downey has been in Western Massachusetts for a few weeks shooting “The Judge,” a dramedy costarring Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Leighton Meester, and Billy Bob Thornton. When he’s on the street, as he was when Denno wandered past with her son in a wagon and her dog on a leash, Downey draws a crowd.
Robert Downey Jr. comforted Jaxson when he started to cry.
She stood and watched for a few minutes and then returned home. But Denno hadn’t taken any pictures of the actor so her husband asked her to go back. That’s when Downey noticed Jaxson, began waving to the little boy, and finally came over to say hello.
“I said to my son, ‘Hey, here’s ‘Iron Man,’ but he didn’t have the red suit on so Jaxson put his hands over his face and got upset,” said Denno.