Robert Downey Jr walks out of C4 interview

Robert Downey Jr walked out on an interview with Channel 4 after being asked about drugs and his father.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron star walked out of his Channel 4 News interview with anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy after taking issue with his choice of questions.

Downey Jr became noticeably more uncomfortable when Guru-Murthy referred to a 2008 interview in which the star opened up about how his time in prison affected him, at one point asking: “Are we promoting a movie?”

As Guru-Murthy brought the interview back towards the star’s personal life – referencing past interviews where he spoke about his relationship with his father, drinking and drugs – Downey Jr said: “I’m sorry, I really don’t… what are we doing?”

The actor then made a hasty exit as Guru-Murthy tried to apologise, quipping “it’s just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here” as he left the room.

The interview aired in full on tonight’s edition of Channel 4 News, but Guru-Murthy took to Twitter this afternoon to tease the awkward encounter.

He wrote: “Oh dear. Abrupt end to our Robert Downey Jr interview when we started talking about jail and drugs.”