Disney honor prompts Downey Jr. pot story
Robert Downey Jr. says he had a wild Disneyland ride in his younger days.
The “Iron Man” and “Avengers: Endgame” star, among those honored Friday as Disney Legends, said his first visit to the Southern California resort included a brief detention for “smoking pot in a gondola.”
“I was brought to a surprisingly friendly processing center, given a stern warning and returned to, if memory serves, one very disappointed group chaperone,” Downey said.
He turned serious when he spoke about the Marvel movies.
“I get to remain a fan of the first inclusive and evolving cinematic universe ever so far,” said Downey, whose character meets a dark fate in “Avengers: Endgame.”
Disney CEO Robert Iger presented the Legends trophy to the actor at the D23 Expo Disney fan event. The company said it honors those who have made remarkable contributions to the Disney legacy.
Actor Robert Downey Jr. poses with Mickey Mouse during his handprint ceremony at the Disney Legends press line at the 2019 D23 Expo on Friday in Anaheim, Calif.