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Robert Downey Jr. arrives in style at London premiere

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 - 01:47

The Iron Man star talks down enjoying the fame game while in London for the UK premiere. Rollo Ross reports

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Robert Downey Jr. made a flamboyant and unconventional entrance to the UK premiere of "Iron Man 3" arriving through a hole in the centre of a purpose-built stage, much to the delight of the fans. The 48-year-old seemed to love the attention as much as the ostentatious character he plays on screen, Tony Stark. SOUNDBITE (English) actor Robert Downey Jr., saying: "I've got to tell you sometimes it's fun and sometimes we're driving over here and I say to Susan 'what is going on?' - it's an odd part of my life because otherwise we're just chasing a sweet little boy around a hotel room." "Iron Man 3" sees Tony Stark face off against the Osama Bin Laden-esque terrorist chief known as The Mandarin. Although not everything is as it seems. There have been numerous reports in recent days that Downey Jr. has hinted that he is going to quit the superhero role. SOUNDBITE (English) actor Robert Downey Jr., saying: "I wonder. I mean, the nice thing is that this has been a really massive effort between Avengers and this just getting to this part of Marvel's phase one plan or whatever it is. They did it all correctly. I'm very impressed and I think we're just going to regroup and see what's the next move." And if you thought playing an Iron Man would be a fun job, Don Cheadle who plays Stark's friend and fellow metal superhero The Iron Patriot thinks differently. SOUNDBITE (English) actor Don Cheadle, saying: "Going to the bathroom is interesting, scratching your face you need three assistants to do all that stuff. It turns you into a turtle on its back who needs help. It's more like you're a grown-up baby." "Iron Man 3" goes on release globally from the 24th of April.

Robert Downey Jr. arrives in style at London premiere

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 - 01:47

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