A Minute With: Downey Jr, Galifianakis about "Due Date"

Thu Nov 4, 2010 2:23pm EDT
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By Zorianna Kit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In film comedy "Due Date," Robert Downey Jr. stars as a short-tempered businessman and first-time dad who is forced into a road trip with a needy, aspiring actor in order to get home for his child's birth.

The wannabe thespian, played by Zach Galifianakis, brings his dog on the trip across the United States. Much of the comedy stems from the banter between the two as they butt heads on a range of topics and events during their adventure.

With the film due in theaters Friday, the pair sat down with Reuters, and the verbal jabs just kept on coming.

Q: How often did you break character and burst in to laughter?

Robert Downey Jr.: "Well I consider myself responsible for Zach's stellar performance, and I really enjoyed shaping it and watching it come together."

Galifianakis: (softly) "I don't know if that's the answer to the question."

Downey Jr: "Huh?"

Galifianakis: (louder) "I don't know if you're answering the question."   Continued...

<p>Cast member Robert Downey Jr. (R) poses with co-star Zach Galifianakis at the premiere of "Due Date" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California October 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>