Robert Downey Jr Storms Out Of Probing C4 Interview

Robert Downey Jr Storms Out Of Probing Interview


by Grazia |

C4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy is starting to make awkward interviews his specialty..

After his cringe inducing chat with Richard Ayoade and that Quentin Tarantino chat, it was the turn of Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr who stormed out of his C4 News interview with Krishnan on Tuesday.

The actor was furious when the line of questioning got personal and we're guessing he'd only agreed to promote his new film Avengers: Age of Ultron.

RDJ had been on good form at the start but can be seen getting visibly uncomfortable when Krishnan asks if he is finally behind the dark time in his life in a bid to get him to spill about his many past drug offences.

Robert gets up and says: 'I'm sorry, I really don't... what are we doing?' before walking out of the interview. On his way out RDJ turns and says: 'It's all getting a bit Diane Sawyer [a U.S. journalist known for her probing interviews].'

While Rob made no reference to the incident on Twitter, Krishnan twice proudly shared details - captioning one video 'A steely moment from Ironman'.

But he faced a bit of a backlash - one user said: '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 said: 'No class at all.'

Downey Jr had a dark phase during 1996 and 2001 during which he was arrested multiple times - mostly for drug charges. In 1999 he was sentenced to three years in prison for repeatedly missing drug testing and spent a year in California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison.

He was arrested again in 2001 for drug possession, but maintains he's been entirely sober since July 2003 with the help of meditation, yoga, 12-step recovery programs and the support of his second wife, film producer Susan Downey.

But he’s in good company with those who’ve lost their temper with the Channel 4 newsreader, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction director Quentin launched a tirade at Krishnan back in 2003 when he started to ask about violence in films saying: 'I'm not your slave and you are not my master. You can't make me dance to your tune. I'm not a monkey.' Adding: 'I'm shutting your butt down.' Blimey.

But as they say all publicity's good publicity and RDJ’s walk out's certainly got everyone talking. The new blockbuster premiered over here on Tuesday and we're predicting a bumper first weekend..

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