11:29am PT by Graeme McMillan
Robert Downey Jr. Explains Why He Isn't Excited About Making Some Arthouse Movies
To the masses, Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man, after playing the character in the massively successful Iron Man and Avengers series. But, some might wonder, does he ever desire the chance to star in something smaller, and more under-the-radar? Apparently not.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Radio, the Avengers: Age of Ultron star argued why he was unlikely to star in an indie movie anytime soon.
"They’re exhausting and sometimes they suck and then you just go, 'What was I thinking?' " he said. "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, 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?'"
Memo to any aspiring filmmakers looking to work with Downey Jr. in the near future: Apparently, it's important to (a) ensure that shooting always runs on time, (b) take care of craft services yourself. Somehow, those don't seem to be problems for the Marvel Studios machine, if nothing else.