First off, I’m all for “the people have a right to know,” but this went way too far.
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 may remember Krishnan Guru-Murthy, he conducted a catastrophic interview with Quentin Tarantino. Watch him piss Tarantino off during a press interview for Django Unchained. (The “fun” here starts at around the 1 minute mark and really heats up at 4:30.)
Now back to Robert Downey Jr., 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 a while longer before Krishnan finally asks Robert about his father, and the “dark period” in his life.
So like a normal person would, Robert asked what was going on.
In the end, Downey decides to walk out the interview all together. Check out the cringe-worthy interview right here. (You can skip to about 3:50.)