04/29/2015 02:28 pm ET Updated Apr 29, 2015

Robert Downey Jr. Wishes He'd Left That Uncomfortable Interview Sooner


Last week, a video of Robert Downey Jr. walking out of an interview went viral, and now the "Avengers: Age of Ulton" actor says he should've left sooner.

In the interview with Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy, the journalist asked Downey about his "dark periods," bringing up past drug use and the actor's relationship with his father. Downey cut him off, stood up and left the interview.

On Tuesday, Downey brought up the incident while on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show, saying, "I just wish I'd left sooner."

"I'm one of those guys where I'm always kind of assuming the social decorum is in play and that we're promoting a superhero movie," Downey said. "A lot of kids are going to see it. This has nothing to do with your creepy, dark agenda that I'm feeling like all of a sudden ashamed and obligated to accommodate your weirdo shit."

The "Iron Man" star went on to call Guru-Murthy a "bottom-feeding muckraker," noting that he'd like to avoid similar situations in the future before it turns physical.



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