Iron Man doesn’t have to answer your questions.
Robert Downey, Jr. sat down for an interview with Channel 4 News to promote his new movie Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy started off like your run-of-the-mill blockbuster promotion as the star talked about how he thought the Avengers sequel could be better than its predecessor.
But things took a turn when Guru-Murthy asked RDJ about a quote he said in a New York Times interview from 2008 (which ironically was promoting his very first Iron Man movie) where the actor vaguely alludes to his political views.
After Downey Jr. pointed out that his opinion has changed since the interview from five years ago, the anchor took an even darker turn and asked the actor some serious personal questions about his past. Guru-Murthy asked RDJ:
“You’ve talked about the relationship with your father and the role of all of that in, you know, the dark periods you went through. Taking drugs, drinking, all of that. And I just wondered whether you think you’re free of all that?”
RDJ was understandably taken back by the invasive questions and cut Guru-Murthy off before stepping out of the interview.
Even though the anchor insisted he was “just asking questions,” catching someone off-guard to get them to talk about something personal doesn’t seem very professional.
Do U think the anchor crossed the line? Check out the full interview (below!)
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