Robert Downey Jr. sets his crotch on fire

Jude Law & Robert Downey Jr. on the set of Sherlock HolmesRobert Downey Jr. set his crotch on fire while filming a scene for his new movie, Sherlock Holmes. He plays the fictional detective, who’s famous for smoking a pipe. While the cameras were rolling, ash fell into Downey’s lap from the pipe and his pants caught on fire. A source said: “Robert leaped from his armchair and jumped up and down, slapping his crotch and howling, ‘Oh God, I’m on fire!’ Robert had placed the pipe on a plate on the arm of the chair, but it overbalanced and plopped into his lap, scattering lit tobacco all over his pants.” Co-star Jude Law, who plays Dr. Watson in the movie, put out the flame. The source added: “While Robert was screaming and swatting his pants, quick-thinking Jude saved the day by flinging water from a flower vase at Robert’s naughty area.” Robert was unhurt but production was put on hold while the wardrobe department found him a new pair of pants to wear so they could continue filming.

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  1. The Cosmos Rocks=wow! • November 4, 2008 @ 11:59 AM

    »Good grief!Aaah!…But it will be a interesting movie this one…

  2. Jo-Anne. • November 4, 2008 @ 12:19 PM

    This is one movie I will try to get to for sure.
    lame storyline though…

  3. KaTiE • November 5, 2008 @ 12:24 PM

    I laughed my a$$ off reading this!
    All I’m saying is…this clip better be on the DVD! 😀

  4. Kathleen • November 5, 2008 @ 5:51 PM

    That’s hillarious !! Hope he didn’t damage his jewels. “Hey Jude, don’t make it bad”
    Hope all goes well with the filming…will have to see the film.

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