Indie movies are too exhausting: Robert Downey Jr

Los Angeles: Hollywood superstar Robert Downey Jr says he steers clear of small, independent films because he finds them taxing. 

The “Iron Man” actor, whose father Robert Downey Sr is actually an underground filmmaker himself, scoffed and gave a resounding “no” when asked if he has any interest in doing arthouse movies during the breaks between Marvel’s tentpole movies. 

“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,” he said. 

“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 theatre?” Downey, 50, said.

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