Robert Downey Jr. Talks Dolittle and Duets with Jimmy


-Last time you were here, it was before “Avengers” became the biggest movie
in the history of film. -Yeah.
-Congratulations on that. That is —
[ Cheers and applause ] Everyone says, “Do you miss it?” Of course you miss
all the fun moments. -Well, I mean, when I was — when I started,
I was in my early 40s. Now I’m in my mid-50s.
I always think it’s better — Remember by the time
that “Superman,” the TV show was over,
the guy playing him, you’re like,
“Dude, you are old.” [ Laughter ] You really like — Even the girdle’s
not working anymore. [ Laughter ] So I always think it’s better to fire yourself
before you get fired. [ Laughter ] -That’s a smart move, yeah. But you’re —
you’re not stopping. I mean, you just started —
Is it Team Downey? What is it?
-Yeah. Oh, our production company
with my missus, yes. -So, you and Susan —
who is awesome, by the way — you started a production company
called Team Downey. -Right.
-And you’re just crushing it. The thing on YouTube
that you have a show. -Oh, “The Age of A.I.”
-“The Age of A.I.” You have — it’s eight episodes.
-Yep. -It’s all about new technology
and how crazy is this world. -Yeah, and it was a way for me
to just get an education on how, you know, big data
and robotics and just — It’s incredible
what we’re on the verge of. And I played a guy
who knows all this stuff, but I really don’t know
what I’m talking about. So I thought that it would be
smart and fun, and it turned out, you know — It’s been well-received
and all that. My wife has nothing
but good ideas. -Yeah.
Me too. -Starting with
hooking up with me. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] Yeah, yeah.
You had to. You had to.
[ Cheers and applause ] Now you’re Dolittle,
Dr. Dolittle. You’re talking to animals. -I am talking
directly to animals. -Yes.
-This movie is so fun. And the thing was, my kids — I have a 5- and
an almost-8-year-old, and they haven’t been able to
see any of these Marvel movies, ’cause act three
is always kind of crazy. -Yeah.
-And so this was the first one that my kids
came to the premiere of. And everyone who’s
going to see the movie and going with their kids
is absolutely loving it. So I’m —
Yeah, I’m psyched. -What a great cast of voices
for these animals. -Astonishing.
-Emma Thompson. -Rami Malek.
-Rami Malek. -John Cena.
-John Cena. -Tom Holland!
-Octavia Spencer. -My old buddy!
Octavia Spencer! -Dude —
-It goes on and on. Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen. It is — It’s like
the cast of “Ben-Hur.” -It’s like the “Avengers” cast
of voiceover. But it’s really fun.
Do you sing in the movie? -No.
[ Laughter ] -Because you have a good voice.
I know this. -You have a good voice.
-I do not. I have no —
You actually have a good voice. I’ve seen you —
-Yeah, maybe you’re right. [ Laughter ] -No, I’m sorry.
Not gonna keep arguing with you. But, no,
I just saw you at some event. -Oh, Sting and Trudie’s
rainforest fund. -Yeah. -You want to talk about
a lineup? I literally
just opened the show. And then Springsteen
and Eurythmics reunited. And it was John Mellencamp.
It was a who’s who of folks. -Wow. That was fun.
-I opened it. You know, I was thinking of you, because it was Robert Palmer’s
“Addicted to Love.” I’m dating myself.
Anybody remember that song? -Of course.
-Oh, boy, it’s a big one. And I thought,
“Fallon would nail this!” You’re a ringer for the guy.
-Yeah. -He’s all sexy,
the white shirt, black tie. [ Light laughter ]
-Come on. -Give me a little.
-Yeah. -Come on, you can do it.
-I can do it. Can we do — ♪♪ ♪ Might as well face it ♪ ♪ You’re addicted to love ♪ -♪ Might as well face it ♪ ♪ You’re addicted to love ♪ -♪ Might as well face it ♪ ♪ You’re addicted to love ♪ -♪ Might as well face it ♪ ♪ You’re addicted to love ♪ Right there.
That’s all we do. [ Cheers and applause ]
-The high harmony. -We could’ve done that!
We could’ve done that! I would’ve been there!
I’m there for you, always. -Next time, buddy.
I’m not — I’m not going onstage to do
five-star karaoke without you. -Thank you, my friend. I want to show everyone a clip
of the movie “Dolittle.” Here’s Robert Downey Jr.
Take a look. -There’s time for me to slip
into something less comfortable. ♪♪ -Hell-o-o-o! -I bought a front-row seat
to crazy town. -Once Humphrey’s been secured, you pull me out
on Yoshi’s signal. -Me? I can’t handle
that type of pressure, Doc. I’m a “cheer quietly from the
sidelines kind of gorilla.” -Don’t worry, Cheech. You’ll rise to the occasion. You are stronger than you know. Now, remember, courage is not
the absence of fear — -Wait!
You got cut off. I can’t hear you. I need the second part! -No time, Cheech.
Let’s go. -Robert Downey Jr., everybody.

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