Robert Downey Jr. on a Drugged Life
Posted by Childress on August 12, 2006
The current issue of Riviera/Orange County Magazine, which is not available on-line, has an interview with Robert Downey Jr. accompanied by some shocking images of him modeling clothes in various states of staged drug-induced oblivion.
Photos aside, the article contains some interesting stuff, including these quotes from the oft-troubled actor:
“I’m reputed to be the poster boy for insaniac, drug-fueled ne’re-do-wellism, and I can’t deny any of that, but past a certain point, it wasn’t much of a choice. At some point, you just find yourself in the backwoods of Pennsylvania wondering whether your runaway train will crash ….
“Listen. I’ll talk to people who are f*****g up, who are on the brink, who are where I was. And I’ll say something to them now. I’ll call them on things. I’ll say, ‘I see you on the other side of this.’ Half the time I’ll say it because you’re supposed to say it, but then sometimes, every once in a while, you see the light go back on in homey’s eyes and you’re like, ‘Holy s***, maybe there’s a reason I’ve been put on this EArth.”
There is, Robert, there is. Prayers to you that you’ll stay sober and make the most of it.