Saturday 22 October 2016

Rob vs Krishnan? Everybody wins

Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr (inset) has called Channel 4 interviewer Krishnan Guru-Murthy some pretty choice names, including "syphilitic parasite" and "bottom-feeding muckraker". The first is a bit much. The second may be nearer the mark. Guru-Murthy was doing a junket interview with Downey Jr - one of those scenarios in which a Hollywood star sits in a posh hotel while a stream of journalists are shepherded in to do the same promotional interview, over and over and over again. The are dull and predictable. But there is no way to make them anything else in six minutes. Krishnan turned it into a soul-searching session, asking questions about the star's childhood and past drug abuse. Big mistake. Also, big ratings...

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