Crowe responded tersely, "You've got dead ears, mate, seriously dead ears if you think there's an Irish accent."
When the reporter then asked if it was more northern English, Crowe replied, "No, I was going for an Italian, yeah. Missed it? F**k me. Anyway."
Obviously, the poor journalist had completely lost Crowe by then, so when he began asking about a particular "Gladiator" quote, the actor just got up and walked out, saying, "I don't get the Irish thing by the way."