• Robert Downey Jr. walks out of interview
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[quote]In London to promote his latest film, [URL="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2395427/"]Avengers: Age of Ultron[/URL], Robert Downey Jr discussed superheroes with Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy.But when the questions turned to his past experience of serving a prison sentence (for drug offences), the atmosphere cooled dramatically. He declined to explain a comment in an interview with the New York Times some years ago that "you can't go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal," saying it made sense at the time: "I could pick that apart for two hours and be no closer to the truth than giving you some half-arsed answer right now. "I couldn't even tell you what a liberal is", he added. On being asked if he minded further personal questions, Downey says "you have as much time as anyone else has." But when asked about his relationship with his father (the film star Robert Downey Senior) and the role it played in the dark periods he went through - the drug-taking and drinking - and whether he feels he's free of all of that now, Downey Jnr shook his head, says "I'm sorry, I really don't .. what are we doing?" and walked out on the interview.[/quote] Source: [URL]http://www.channel4.com/news/robert-downey-jnr-walks-out-on-krishnan-guru-murthy-avengers-ultron-interview[/URL] What a prick. (The interviewer, not RDJ) [img]http://i.imgur.com/EQEbXb9.gif[/img]
[QUOTE] when asked about his relationship with his father[/QUOTE] How did the interviewer think going down that avenue was anything but a good idea.
[video=youtube;GrsJDy8VjZk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrsJDy8VjZk[/video] [video=youtube;mOjQ2PZ_hbU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOjQ2PZ_hbU[/video]
God forbid interviewers stay on topic anymore and not treat their questions like tabloid hour. Edit: As in the interviewer shouldn't have been talking about RDJ's past, it wasn't the place for it. God dammit wauterboi
[QUOTE=code_gs;47579973]God forbid interviewers stay on topic anymore and not treat their questions like tabloid hour.[/QUOTE] Dude, his relationship with his father is no one's business.
-snip- damn post merge
[QUOTE=Bradyns;47579961]How did the interviewer think going down that avenue was anything but a good idea.[/QUOTE] You mean anything but a bad idea, right? Because it's definitely not a good one, why was it even brought up they were supposed to be talking about The Avengers and superheros anyways.
[QUOTE=wauterboi;47579984]Dude, his relationship with his father is no one's business.[/QUOTE] I understand asking him that but the interview for The Avengers wasn't the place to do that. People like Howard Stern dig deep into people's story, it's nice to not get cookie cutter answers, but then again, he's a much better interviewer than this hack on Channel 4. After he showed no interest in talking about personal politics and drug stories after being sober for like 15 years, this interviewer should have had the tact to ease off those kinds of questions.
[QUOTE=code_gs;47579973]God forbid interviewers stay on topic anymore and not treat their questions like tabloid hour.[/QUOTE] he came to be interviewed about his artistic passions and inspiration not for some random to try and get huge media coverage at his expense through emotional manipulation
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufbexgPyeJQ[/media]
[QUOTE=bitches;47580004]he came to be interviewed about his artistic passions and inspiration not for some random to try and get huge media coverage at his expense through emotional manipulation[/QUOTE] I know, read my edit.
The way he chuckles to himself afterwards makes my blood boil.
The point is, the interview should be centered around these questions with the permission of the person you're interviewing. These guys are just trying to grab viewers and aren't doing good work.
Guru-Murthy is common paparazzi trash. honestly at this point I don't think any self respecting celebrity ought to bother agreeing to his interviews
[QUOTE=LSK;47579997]You mean anything but a bad idea, right? Because it's definitely not a good one, why was it even brought up they were supposed to be talking about The Avengers and superheros anyways.[/QUOTE] Yeah, both sounded right in my head and I chose the wrong one.
What problems did RDJ have with his father anyways? This is the first I'm hearing about it. In one his Iron Man movies, it talks about how Tony Stark's father was never there for him. I'm just wondering if that was actually a thing that happened to RDJ
See the problem is that he's not going on that to delve into his past, he's doing that among many appearances to drum up the film. Plus that guy was as blunt as a sledge hammer
It seems like they've removed the ability to leave comments on the video in question, but all other articles I've clicked have a comments box at the bottom. Krishnan needs to lose his job.
[QUOTE=ROFLBURGER;47580100]What problems did RDJ have with his father anyways? This is the first I'm hearing about it. In one his Iron Man movies, it talks about how Tony Stark's father was never there for him. I'm just wondering if that was actually a thing that happened to RDJ[/QUOTE] Short answer, his father was a famous producer and rdj basically was a child star who grew up in the high life, and like a lot of 70s-80s stars he had massive substance problems His relaunch with ironman and his subsequent success has been partly due to him getting over his past and his addictions. Its been asked before just how much of tony stark is Downey's own experiences, and its no doubt painful for him to talk about
[QUOTE=wauterboi;47579984]Dude, his relationship with his father is no one's business.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=bitches;47580004]he came to be interviewed about his artistic passions and inspiration not for some random to try and get huge media coverage at his expense through emotional manipulation[/QUOTE] [I]Man[/I], you people need to read posts more carefully.
This same goddamn asian dude who pisses EVERYONE off? This is why noone likes you channel 4. Except from 1 or 2 shows.
Not only is he an ass, but he's a pedophile [i]and[/i] a polygamist! He's the whole package! [img]http://i.imgur.com/gV3Q8VH.png[/img]
[QUOTE=Korova;47579967][video=youtube;GrsJDy8VjZk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrsJDy8VjZk[/video] [video=youtube;mOjQ2PZ_hbU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOjQ2PZ_hbU[/video][/QUOTE] i don't get the fuss about these in both instances the interviewees are being difficult. tarantino because he's tarantino (love the guy's work and his personality 9 times out of 10 but every once in a while you can tell how highly he thinks of himself and it absolutely reeks of it in that interview) and the 2nd guy is clearly doing it just for the laughs of the whole thing. how the hell else is this guy supposed to handle these interviews? Tarantino's was especially hilarious because half of the vid is him saying how pleased he is about his film creating discourse surrounding things yet the second that gets him involved in the conversation he refuses. he absolutely could've spoken in good faith instead of making a big scene about it and making it so damn uncomfortable. both of these are in stark (heh) contrast to the one with RDJ. in the tarantino / ayoade interviews there are solid transitions in the lines of questioning, and with RDJ there's hardly any connective tissue between the questions about the film and the deeply set personal questions. the lead in is practically instant and completely blindsided the poor guy, and you can see in his face how extremely uncomfortable it made him
[QUOTE=BrickInHead;47580210]how the hell else is this guy supposed to handle these interviews?[/QUOTE] Don't bother doing the interviews in the first place? They're pointless. The interviewer wants an interesting scoop, the interviewee wants to promote their new product, and neither really wants to discuss anything mutual. So what you end up with is 5-10 minutes of farcical television that has absolute no value whatsoever, except in these cases where they make you consider why they still exist in this day and age.
[QUOTE=ROFLBURGER;47580100]What problems did RDJ have with his father anyways? This is the first I'm hearing about it. In one his Iron Man movies, it talks about how Tony Stark's father was never there for him. I'm just wondering if that was actually a thing that happened to RDJ[/QUOTE] I think one of the main reasons why he was like 100% on point with how to be tony stark is that it's kinda a reflection of the relationship he had with his father, including the downward spiral into drugs/booze.
What a surprise that it's a Channel 4 presenter making a fool of themself, I sometimes wonder if C4's higher ups tell them to try and stir something up.
Awful situation for RDJ, but the interviewer did his job and he did it well. We're all talking about the interview now. It's stirred up a controversy, and now loads of people are reading about it generating ad revenue, and talking to their friends about it and showing it to them, generating more ad revenue. There's no such thing as negative publicity when it comes to making money and I'll bet as far as they're concerned this was a good interview. As long as the sole role of tabloid crap like this is making money, we'll continue to see controversies like this where interviewers push people too far. That's why the guy doesn't get fired, he's good at his job.
[QUOTE=CrumbleShake;47581241]Awful situation for RDJ, but the interviewer did his job and he did it well. We're all talking about the interview now. It's stirred up a controversy, and now loads of people are reading about it generating ad revenue, and talking to their friends about it and showing it to them, generating more ad revenue. There's no such thing as negative publicity when it comes to making money and I'll bet as far as they're concerned this was a good interview.[/QUOTE] But if he chooses not to do an interview for C4 in future, and neither do other celebrities having seen what happened here, then they will surely lose out in the long run
It really feels like he's trying to lure people into saying controversial things so they can whip up a sensationalist shitstorm about it.
[QUOTE=ROFLBURGER;47580100]What problems did RDJ have with his father anyways? This is the first I'm hearing about it. In one his Iron Man movies, it talks about how Tony Stark's father was never there for him. I'm just wondering if that was actually a thing that happened to RDJ[/QUOTE] According to RDJ, his father was a heavy drug user and he apparently used to give drugs to him when he was as young as eight years old.
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