Robert Downey Jr. walks out of uncomfortable interview when asked about his troubled past
This is painful..
Robert Downey Jr. was on the UK's Channel 4 News recently when the Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron star was taken aback by interviewer Krishnan Guru-Murthy's uncomfortable line of questioning. (You can skip to about 3:50.)
The trouble starts when Krishnan asks the 50-year-old actor about a quote he gave the New York Times regarding his political beliefs after going to prison.
"You can't go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal," is the comment Krishnan referenced.
After Robert politely answers that he is unable to speak to a quote he gave years ago, he asks, "Are we promoting a movie?"
That's when Krishnan and Robert dance around for awhile longer before Krishnan finally asks Robert about his father, and the "dark period" in his life.
So naturally, Robert asked what was going on.
Ultimately, Robert Downey Jr. walks out of the interview.
Fans were very quick to defend Robert during the interview, and call out Krishnan's line of questioning.
This @Channel4News interview with Robert Downey Jr. was painfully awkward and disrespectful. Wtf is wrong with you Channel 4?- Pieter-Jan Voskamp (@Pytt) April 22, 2015
Quick everyone: blame @RobertDowneyJr for not wanting to talk about personal stuff during press junket about new movie.- Cal Perry (@perrycal) April 22, 2015
This is actually not the first time Krishnan has conducted a train wreck of an interview. Watch him piss off Quentin Tarantino during a press interview for Django Unchained. (The "fun" here starts at around the 1 minute mark and really heats up at 4:30.)
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron premieres May 1.
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