English Journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy has always been known to be a brave interviewer when he is interviewing celebrities, but after Robert Downey Jr walked out of an interview with Guru-Murthy earlier today, is it time that Guru-Murthy be more cautious of the questions he asks or risk celebrities refusing to do interviews with him.
Today Krishnan Guru-Murthy met with Robert Downey Jr to discuss the new Avengers movie ‘The Avengers, Age of Ultron’. After discussing the film, the Channel 4 journalist decided to ask some more personal questions. He asked Robert Downey about his past troubles with alcohol and drugs and also asking him about the relationship with his father. To much shock to Guru-Murthy, Robert Downey Jr was not happy to continue with the interview and took off his mic and left the room.
It is true that Robert Downey Jr has had a troubled past but to go from asking him about a new film he is in to then talk about a subject that clearly would annoy him, it is no surprise that he cut the interview short.
Unfortunately for Krishnan Guru-Murthy this is not the first time someone has lost their cool with the Journalist. When he met with director Quentin Tarantino the interview got heated when Tarantino got angry over Krishnan Guru-Murthy comments about violence in films.
Tarantino was not impressed with Krishnan Guru-Murthy comparing violence in films to violence in real life and like Robert Downey Jr, was doing the interview to promote a film and not to answer questions that are off the topic.
If Krishnan Guru-Murthy is going to continue with his interview techniques he may experience similar interviews he had with Richard Ayoade with the English actor and director refusing to answer any questions seriously and spoke about the pointlessness of interviews.
It is the job for the journalist to get the best answers from the person they are interviewing but every interview has it’s limits and after Robert Downey Jr cutting the interview short Krishnan Guru-Murthy may think twice before asking questions that are too personal and off the topic.