Robert Downey Jr. Walks Out of Interview After Questions Turn Personal

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Robert Downey Jr. walked out of a promotional interview after the subject gradually shifted from the upcoming release of Avengers: Age of Ultron to increasingly personal questions.

“It’s just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here,” Downey said, referencing the renowned news anchor, as he walked out on a Channel 4 News reporter whose questions began tilting toward subjects like politics, imprisonment and struggle with addiction.

The interview with presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy, who shared a video of the encounter, starts out amiably enough until Downey’s face visibly drops at the four-minute mark.

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See Robert Downey Jr. Over the Years

Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Robert Rusler in Weird Science, 1985.Universal
Saturday Night Live
Robert Downey Jr. as Bruce Winston on Saturday Night Live in 1985.Alan Singer—NBC/Getty Images
Saturday Night Live
Robert Downey Jr. as George Michael on Saturday Night Live in 1985.Al Levine—NBC/Getty Images
Robert Downey Jr. in Back to School, 1986.Orion Pictures
Saturday Night Live
Robert Downey Jr. as Julian Lynch on Saturday Night Live in 1986.Al Levine—NBC/Getty Images
Mary Stuart Masterson And Robert Downey Jr In 'Chances Are'
Mary Stuart Masterson and Robert Downey Jr in Chances Are, 1989.MGM/Archive Photos/Getty Images
Mel Gibson and Robert Downey, Jr. in Air America, 1990.TriStar
Robert Downey Jr. in Chaplin, 1992.TriStar
Robert Downey Jr. in Natural Born Killers, 1994.Warner Bros.
Robert Downey Jr. in Restoration, 1995.Miramax/Getty Images
U.S. Marshals
Robert Downey Jr. and Wesley Snipes in U.S. Marshals, 1998.Michael P. Weinstein—Warner Bros./Getty Images
Robert Downey Jr In 'In Dreams'
Robert Downey Jr in In Dreams, 1999.DreamWorks/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Robert Downey Jr. in Gothika, 2003.Warner Bros.
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Robert Downey Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, 2005.Warner Bros.
Robert Downey Jr in Good Night and Good Luck, 2005.Warner Independent Pictures
Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr. in Zodiac, 2007.Paramount
Robert Downey Jr. In-Store Signing his Debut CD "The Futurist"
Robert Downey Jr. during a signing for his Debut CD "The Futurist" at the Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles, Calif. in 2004.SGranitz—WireImage/Getty Images
Robert Downey Jr. in "Iron Man"
Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man, 2008.Marvel
Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. in "Tropic Thunder"
Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder, 2008.Paramount
Mark Strong and Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes, 2009.Warner Bros.
Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers, 2012.Marvel/Disney
"The Judge" Chicago Premiere
Robert Downey Jr. attends the Chicago premiere of The Judge at AMC River East Theater on Oct. 5, 2014 in Chicago, Ill.Timothy Hiatt—Getty Images

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