Don’t mess with Iron Man.
That’s the lesson Krishnan Guru-Murthy, a reporter with the UK’s Channel 4 news found out when he interviewed actor Robert Downey Jr about the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. Toward the end of the 7-minute interview, Guru-Murthy started asking personal questions about Downey Jr.’s time in prison, his politics, and his family.
“Are we promoting a movie?” the star asks, before answering the politics question. Then Guru-Murthy hit too close to home.
“I’m sorry… I really don’t… What are we doing?,” Downey asks, before saying: “Bye.”
As we walks out, Downey Jr. says to Guru-Murthy, “You seem okay. It was just getting a little too Diane Sawyer.”