A word to the wise — don’t get too personal with Robert Downey Jr. during an interview for his new movie.
While speaking with the actor about his starring role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy began asking Robert about his political views and past demons — prompting the star to walk out of the uncomfortable sit-down.
Robert during his interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy.
“Obviously you’re doing a promotional round of interviews and what’s why we’re talking about the movie, but we would also like to talk a little about you and I don’t know how comfortable you are talking about yourself at the moment,” Guru-Murthy began.
Robert, shifting awkwardly in his chair, curtly replied, “You have as much time as anyone else will,” before suggesting he wanted the interview to end by eyeing someone off-camera.
Robert walks out of his talk with Krishnan Guru-Murthy.
“You’ve talked in other interviews again about your relationship with your father and the role of all that… the dark periods you entered and taking drugs and drinking and all of that,” Guru-Murthy continued. “I just wondered whether you were free of all of that?”
“I’m sorry, I don’t… what are we doing?” Robert, 50, replied before standing up to exit the room. “You seem ok, it’s just getting a little Diane Sawyer and you’re kind of a schmuck,” he added before walking out of the interview.
Watch the sit-down — the awkward questions begin around four minutes — in the video below.