This is bad. Like, really awkward, cringeworthy bad. Robert Downey Jr. walked out of an interview with Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy after Guru-Murthy attempted to ask the Iron Man actor about his “dark periods.”
The seven-minute-long interview quickly went downhill (at around five minutes) after Guru-Murthy asked Downey Jr. about comments he made to the New York Times in 2008.
“Are we promoting a movie?” Downey Jr. said after politely answering a few of Guru-Murthy’s questions about comments he had made after being released from prison. “I’m not going to backpedal on anything I’ve said,” the actor added.
“Obviously you are doing a promotional tour round of interviews and that’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 then mumbled before adding: “I don’t want to pry so if you don’t want to talk about it that’s fine.”
“You have as much time as anyone else will,” an increasingly annoyed Downey Jr. replies, while looking over at his publicist to wrap up the interview. “Your foot is starting to jump a little bit — you better get to your next question.”
When Guru-Murthy continues to bring up his “dark periods” is when things are pretty much over for him. “I’m sorry, what are we doing?” a now very annoyed Downey Jr. asks.
“Bye!” he then says while standing up to leave the room. “You seem okay. It’s just getting a little Diane Sawyer and you’re kind of a schmuck,” he tells Guru-Murthy as he exits the room.
Watch the SUPER awkward moment above!