‘WandaVision’ Star Paul Bettany Married His Celebrity Crush
Many people may recognize Paul Bettany for his appearance in multiple Marvel films as Vision. Fans eagerly wait to see if his character is going to return fully to the franchise. Another familiar name is Jennifer Connelly, who has entertained fans with her performance in Snowpiercer.
What do these two stars have in common? They have been married to each other for over a decade. Bettany once revealed an interesting story about how they met and their sudden engagement.
Paul Bettany portrayed Vision in the ‘Avengers’ franchise
According to IMDb, Bettany was born in England on May 27, 1971. When he was a teenager, he dropped out of school. He earned money by playing guitar on the streets of London. Later, the fledgling actor enrolled at the Drama Centre London and made his stage debut in An Inspector Calls.
In 1994, Bettany began to appear in small television roles and went on to work in the film industry. The actor rose to fame after playing Silas in the blockbuster hit The Da Vinci Code. Bettany also appeared in A Knight’s Tale and The Secret Life of Bees.
One of Bettany’s biggest roles is his portrayal of Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At first, he voiced JARVIS in Iron Man, but he appeared in person as the android Vision in Age of Ultron. The actor reprised his role in the Disney+ series WandaVision.
Fans are unsure if Bettany’s character is back for good. As of right now, he does not appear to have signed up for future Marvel projects.
Jennifer Connelly started her career as a child actress
Connelly is an American actress who was born on December 12, 1970. She began getting small roles as a child and even started modeling at the age of 10. In 1982, Connelly landed her first gig in an episode of the TV show Tales of the Unexpected, according to her IMDb page.
As a teenager, Connelly had her big break when she starred in Labyrinth alongside David Bowie. She played Sarah Williams, who tries to rescue her brother from goblins. Although the film did not do well at the Box Office, it eventually became a cult classic.
At first, Connelly went to Yale University to major in English literature. Later, she switched to studying drama but left to continue her film career. Some of her highest-grossing films include A Beautiful Mind and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Recently, Connelly has worked on the series Snowpiercer as Melanie Cavill. The star has finished filming for the sequel film Top Gun: Maverick.
Paul Bettany proposed to his celebrity crush
It is common for people to have crushes on celebrities, and a few lucky ones get to be in a relationship with them. As it turns out, Bettany is one of those people. On the late Larry King’s YouTube channel, there is an interview he had with Bettany.
Bettany confirmed that Connelly was his crush as a child, and he recalled seeing her in films like Labyrinth. The actor got the chance to meet her on the set of A Beautiful Mind. However, it would be about a year after filming before Bettany and Connelly formed a relationship.
Instead of planning a first date, the couple went straight to planning their wedding. Bettany mentioned that the September 11th attack led to him proposing. Fortunately for him, Connelly readily agreed to marry him.
“I ran back to this house and tried to spend two days trying to call this woman that I sort of barely knew, and I remember very clearly thinking to myself, ‘what are you doing?’ and I realized I was in love. So, I finally got her on the phone and said, ‘I’m coming over and let’s get married,'” Bettany explained.