Every time I try to link to this quote, I discover that none of my links to it are easily findable, and then I spend twenty minutes tracking it down again. So this time I'm putting it in my blog to make sure I can find it again.
At some point, someone interviewed Jude Law about the Sherlock Holmes movies in which he co-starred with Robert Downey, Jr. The following exchange ensued:
Interviewer: You had a bit of a bromance going on there.
Jude Law: What is this new term everyone's using? It's a horrible term. What about just a romance?
Interviewer: No, it's not the same. Because then you'd have to star in a romantic comedy together or something.
Jude Law: We just have. Have you not seen it?
(There's a variant of that that's more detailed and less streamlined and thus is probably more accurate, but I think the above version works well, so I'll stick with that.)
There's also a rather slashy video showing clips from (presumably) a different interview, in which Downey and Law have a great deal of fun talking about this stuff. But the above quote is the bit that I particularly want to be able to find, 'cause every time I hear the word “bromance” that's what comes to mind.
One more quote while I'm here, this time from Downey: “I think the word bromance is so passé. We are two men who happen to be roommates who wrestle a lot and share a bed.”