Robert Downey Jr. Stormed Out Of This ‘Avengers’ Interview – Here’s Why

"It's just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here," the actor said while leaving the studio.

During a rather cringe-worthy promotional interview for the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Robert Downey Jr. walked out on Britain's Channel 4 reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy after he started asking personal questions about the actor’s checkered past.

"Are we promoting a movie?" Downey said, looking visibly irritated and uncomfortable, when the journalist tried to bring up a 2008 New York Times interview with late David Carr.

However, things got (really) intense after Guru-Murthy asked Downey about his relationship with his father.

“I'm sorry, I really don't... what are we doing?” the Iron Man star said before he got up. “It’s just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here,” Downey added as he walked out.

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The awkward exchange comes almost a week after Downey opened up about his dark past while accepting the Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards.

“I begged for second chances and literally clawed my way to the top,” he said, adding while looking down at his Avengers co-stars, “If a man is judged by the company he keeps, then I must be doing something right, because look at who I'm rolling with.”

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Also, this is not the first time Guru-Murthy has been involved in a controversial interview with a celebrity. In 2013, he pushed Quentin Tarantino’s button when the anchor asked the film director about the use of violence in his films.

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