A new video that shows Robert Downey Jr. walking out on an interview during the Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour has gone viral. Why did Downey Jr. walk out on the interview?
It seems he had good reason. During interviews that are arranged as part of a movie press tour, the press are generally expected to stay on topic to the movie that the celebrity is there to discuss. While asking one or two unrelated questions is usually permitted, interviewers are expected not to get sidetracked with too many personal questions.
In an interview with Britain's Channel 4, the interviewer went from asking questions about Avengers: Age of Ultron to asking questions about Robert Downey Jr.'s past. Even after a gentle reminder from Downey Jr. that he was there to promote a movie, the interviewer continued with the personal questions. When it became clear the interviewer had no intention of returning to talking about the movie, Downey Jr. got up and walked out, saying "It's just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here."
Avengers: Age of Ultron is scheduled to be released in movie theaters in the United States on May 1, 2015.