Robert Downey, Jr. Trashes Indie Movies in New Interview
Published May 01, 2015The Avengers: Age of Ultron is now officially in theatres, and already making an absurd amount of money. It's such a successful franchise, in fact, that it doesn't seem to matter that its leads keep putting their feet in their mouths. Last month, Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans were forced to apologize after referring to Scarlett Johansson's character a "whore" and a "slut" in a new interview. Now it's Robert Downey, Jr.'s turn to inevitably apologize to the media.
Yesterday, the actor spoke with Entertainment Weekly on their SiriusXM radio program. In the discussion, he explained that he won't ever do a small indie film again. He said that most indie filmmakers are "inexperienced and lame," and explained that he was fed up with going to Sundance to promote some small venture.
Here's the full statement, including an imaginary conversation he had with an imaginary filmmaker:
"Because they're exhausting and sometimes they suck and then you just go, 'What was I thinking?' But I'm interested in doing all different kinds of movies. Sometimes the little movies are the ones that wind up taking the most out of you because they're like, 'Hey, man, we're just running a couple of days behind. Do you think you can stay through your birthday and then come back on the fourth of July. And, by the way, but, like, the crew—can you pay for the craft services? And, oh, by the way, man, when we go to Sundance, it's like, can we just sit you in a chair and you can sell this for six days in a row so that we'll make 180 bucks when it opens in one theater? God, this is so powerful what we're doing. What do you think of the movie? You saw it last night?'"
"I thought it's mediocre."
"Yeah, isn't it the greatest?! Man, everyone's an artist here."
"Actually, most of you are kind of inexperienced and lame."
Hopefully his father, acclaimed experimental filmmaker Robert Downey, Sr., will talk some sense into the Iron Man star. Robert Downey, Jr., for what its worth, made $75 million in 2014 alone.
Listen to his interview with Entertainment Weekly below.