Russell Crowe Accentuates the Negative, Storms Out of ‘Robin Hood’ Interview

Looks like Russell Crowe is back to being his usual grumpy self.

The notoriously quick-tempered actor reaffirmed his hot-headed nature on Thursday, snapping at a reporter and storming out during an interview to promote his new film Robin Hood. Crowe got ticked off when the BBC’s Mark Lawson asked if he had intended to adopt an Irish accent for the film, which prompted the following reply from the New Zealand-born actor: 

“You’ve got dead ears, mate—seriously dead ears if you think there’s an Irish accent.”

Then asked if he was going for a Northern English accent instead, Crowe snapped, 

“No I was going for an Italian … missed it? F*ck me.”

But the final straw for Crowe was when Lawson probed the actor about his alleged reluctance to repeat his famous Gladiator line, “I’ll take my revenge in this life or the next.” That was enough to send Crowe storming out of the room, muttering,

“I don’t get the Irish thing by the way. I don’t get it at all.”

Well, it seems that Crowe’s temper is certainly Irish, if not his accent.

Check out audio of the exchange below:

Do you think Crowe was justified in walking off, or was he just being a diva again? Share your thoughts in the comments section!