Robert Downey Jr. Walks Out of Channel 4 Interview
Channel 4 presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy has done it again! Notorious for pissing off interview guests such as Quentin Tarantino and Richard Ayoade in the past, Guru-Murthy has now offended The Avengers: Age of Ultron star Robert Downey Jr. by prodding the actor about his personal life until he was compelled to walk out of the interview.
Referencing past occasions where Downey Jr. had opened up about his relationship with his father, drinking and drugs, the Channel 4 interviewer relentlessly pushed personal questions onto the actor despite his obvious discomfort and protestations. “Are we promoting a movie?”, retorted Downey Jr. when quizzed about his time in prison.
Having enough of the hot seat, and looking on the verge of tears, Downey Jr. said: “I’m sorry, I really don’t… what are we doing?”.
He then made an abrupt exit, saying “it’s just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here”, and leaving a flustered Guru-Murthy all but speechless as he left the room.
The interview comes months after Downey Jr.’s son, Indio Falconer Downey, was arrested for felony cocaine possession.
Watch the clip in all its awkward glory below: