Robert Downey Jr. Walks Out of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Interview After Reporter Asks About His Past Struggles (Video)

The “Iron Man” actor got upset when the questions went beyond the scope of the interview

Robert Downey Jr. walked out of an interview for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Wednesday when the interviewer began to ask about the actor’s past alcohol and drug problems.

During a British press junket for the upcoming Marvel film, Krishnan Guru-Murthy from Channel 4 asked Downey about a quote he gave after he was incarcerated for a drug offense in which Downey seemed to imply he was a conservative.

“Things that you said five, seven years ago, or things you said in an interview that made sense to you at the time, I could pick that apart for two hours,” Downey said.

Guru-Murthy pressed forward, asking Downey about his relationship with his father, director Robert Downey Sr., and Downey’s past battles with drug and alcohol addiction.

At that point, Downey stood up and removed his microphone. Before leaving the room, he said to Guru-Murthy, “You seem OK. It’s just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here.”

Watch the video. The questions about Downey’s quote begin at the four minute mark.