Moviegoers love seeing Marvel characters kick butt together, and it turns out some of those friendships carry over into real life. Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye in The Avengers, recently revealed he and many of his Marvel pals live in the same area, so they spend free time with one another and plan play dates for their kids. For example, Renner lives super close to Chris Pratt, who plays Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. Apparently, the two movie stars set up get-togethers for their little ones. Renner said,
[Chris Pratt lives] right there next to me. Our kids play. They go to the same school ... They have a good time together.
Jeremy Renner shares custody of his four-year-old daughter, Ava Renner, with his ex-wife, Sonni Pacheco. Ava Renner happens to be the same age as Chris Pratt's son, Jack Pratt, whom he shares with his actress wife, Anna Faris, so having play dates for the kids is perfect.
[Elizabeth] is, like, my neighbor. She lives around the corner from me, so I see her all the time. [Evans lives] right up the road.
At the screening, Elizabeth Olsen showed up and revealed extra details. Apparently, Olsen loves getting in quality time with Jeremy Renner's daughter and even babysits from time to time. Olsen said,
I have spent plenty of time with Ava. ... She's so sweet and beautiful and smart and lovely, and I've never seen a kid not throw a tantrum.
Jeremy Renner said that whenever Elizabeth Olsen babysits for his daughter, the 28-year-old actress ends up teasing that his child makes her want kids. Along those lines, Renner said fatherhood is one of the best parts of his life. He said his child gives him "the greatest gift in life: the gift of focus and undeniable clarity" of what he wants. He explained,
It's what real, true, unconditional love is. Say there's an Oscar on my shelf. Well, that Oscar is not going to be there at my deathbed. My daughter will be. She's blessed me with thoughts and wisdom about life. ... And now I have the opportunity where I have the luxury of spending a lot of time with Ava, and I want to.
It sounds like Jeremy Renner's daughter is one popular little girl, and it is fun knowing she gets along so well with Chris Pratt's son. Those Hollywood gatherings and play dates must be epic. We love hearing about stars with such lovely friendships.