Robert Downey Jr. Proves He's A Real Bad-Ass After Staging Interview Walk Out
The 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' actor had enough of Channel 4 anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy's probing questions...
Robert Downey Jr. proved why he’s a total bad-ass during an interview with Channel 4 News yesterday (April 22).
The actor was happily chatting to anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy about his new flick, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, when things took a more serious turn.
Guru-Murthy begun to quiz Downey Jr. about his previous problems with drug addiction and his time in jail, making reference to a five-year old interview with The New York Times.
Responding, the 50-year old said: “I could pick that apart for two hours and be no closer to the truth than giving you some half-arsed answer right now. I couldn't even tell you what a liberal is.”
He went on to question Krishnan’s motives, at one point asking:"Are we promoting a movie?"
However, Guru-Murthy wasn’t done yet, probing the actor further about his private life and touching on his relationship with his father, alcohol and drugs.
Downey Jr. can then be seen getting up from his seat and stating: “I’m sorry, I really don't... what are we doing?”, before walking out of the interview.
A member of the production team then removes Robert's clip-on microphone, as Guru-Murthy turns and says: “It's all getting a bit Diane Sawyer [a U.S. journalist, who is known for her probing interview techniques].”
The anchor later teased his interview with the Iron Man star on Twitter, also posting the clip on YouTube - with many expressing their dislike of the interview.
One user wrote: “God, Krish you can be an a**. When your interviewee is uncomfortable, don't keep pressing them. Props to RDJ for ending it.”
Another simply added: “No class at all.”
Between the years of 1996 and 2001, Downey Jr. was arrested multiple times - mostly for drug charges - but has managed to stay on the straight and narrow since his misdemeanours.