Robert Downey Jr. paid a visit to “Today” on Wednesday to promote his new film “Dolittle”, but interviewer Hoda Kotb had a question about a far different character than the doctor who talks to animals.
During their chat, she asked whether he was “heartbroken” to say goodbye to Tony Stark, who met his end in “Avengers: Endgame”.
“Now that I’m middle-aged, to be honest, you start looking at the back nine and you go, ‘Oh, this is part of the journey as you… that things end.’ You know, everyone is going somewhere,” Downey responded.
“Is it an end though?” asked Kotb, pointing out that “everyone keeps cracking a door open saying, ‘Maybe?’ Are you keeping it cracked open?”
“Those might be — what do they call it? — the stages of grief?” Downey explained.
“I’m not sure…” he admitted. “I am so pleased, just that, I wound up where I have. I’m very fortunate so, I’m not the kind of guy who — I want to try to keep it classy. We’ll see.”
“Dolittle” hits theatres on Jan. 17.