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Robert Downey Jr.: No Regrets Over Storming Out of TV Interview

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 02:35 PM

Film star Robert Downey Jr. says he has no regrets about storming out of a TV interview with a British journalist last week, while declaring, "I just wish I’d left sooner."

The 50-year-old actor walked away when the Channel 4 reporter asked him about "the dark periods" of his life when was "taking drugs and drinking and all of that," according to eonline.com.

Downey, who is promoting his new film, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," was also upset over questions about a statement he made in 2009 that you couldn’t go to prison and come out a liberal, The Daily Caller reported.

In an interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM Tuesday, Downey said, "I'm one of those guys who I'm always assuming the social decorum is in play, and that we're promoting a superhero movie, a lot of kids are going to see it and that just has nothing to do with your creepy, dark agenda.

"The assumption is that there's a button that because you've sat down [for an interview] there you're going to be scrutinized like you're a kiddy fiddler who's running for mayor."

The Iron Man star said he hated "feeling all of the sudden ashamed and obligated to accommodate" the interviewer’s "weirdo bleep."

He then pretended to address the British journalist, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, saying, "You know what? You are a bottom-feeding muckraker."

In the 2009 interview, he said, "I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but 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."

Downey said that next time a journalist asks him about his drug and alcohol past, he knows what he will say.

"What I have to do in the future is give myself permission to say, ‘That is more than likely a syphilitic parasite and I need to distance myself from this clown.’ Otherwise I’m probably gonna put hands on this clown and then there’s a real story!"

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