- Robert Downey Jr. enlisted two of his children to help him shave his head for an upcoming role.
- In the adorable video posted to Instagram, the “Iron Man” star asks for help shaving his hair off.
- After shaving Downey Jr’s head, 7-year-old Avri and 10-year-old Exton painted his scalp to look like a pumpkin.
Robert Downey Jr. shaved his head for an upcoming project, but instead of going to a barber, the “Iron Man” star enlisted the help of his 7-year-old daughter Avri and 10-year-old son Exton.
In a video posted to Instagram on Sunday, Downey Jr. approaches his two younger children, who are carving pumpkins together.
“Sorry to interrupt but I need your help. You know how I’m starting this project soon?” the actor says to his kids.
“Yeah, ‘The Sympathizer?’” Avri responds, referring to Downey Jr.’s involvement in the upcoming HBO adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel. Exton then says his dad is “playing like five roles or something” in the series.
“Right. Well anyway, I don’t want to wear a bald cap, so will you guys shave my head?” Downey Jr. asks.
The video then cuts to a montage of Avri and Exton shaving their dad’s head with various razors and trimmers, while “Point of Know Return” by Kansas plays.
Towards the end of the clip, Downey Jr. shows off his newly bald head, and asks Avri and Exton, “What do I owe ya?”
Avri, with a smile on her face, then tells her dad that she needs “help with a Halloween project.”
The final part of the video sees Downey Jr. spin around slowly in a chair to reveal that the back of his head has been painted to look like a Jack-O-Lantern, complete with a pumpkin stem on top.
“Happy Halloween!” Avri says to the camera.
Downey Jr. shares Avri and Exton with his wife, Susan (née Levin). He also has a son, 29-year-old Indio, with ex-wife Deborah Falconer.