Robert Downey, Jr. spent some time chatting with Howard Stern this morning, who brought up that horrifically awkward interview the Avengers actor walked out of last week. If you’ll recall, the UK’s Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy made the bad decision to ask Downey about his father and past drug use, at which point he effectively peaced out.
When Stern asked him whether or not he regrets the decision now that the interview has gotten so much press, Downey said, “I just wish I’d left sooner.” Although he can’t remember Guru-Murthy’s name, Downey brings up the fact that this isn’t the first time the guy has acted like a horse’s ass during an interview, recalling that time the same guy clashed with Quentin Tarantino over the violence in his movies.
Not mincing words, he continued to call Guru-Murthy a “bottom-feeding muckraker” and a syphilitic parasite,” saying that if he didn’t “distance himself from this clown, he’s probably going to put his hands on somebody.” So, in a nutshell, I would say Downey definitely does not regret walking out of that Channel 4 interview.
Listen to the whole thing below: