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|Tue, 08-14-2012 - 12:27pm|
OMG! featured this article about Robert Pattinson's first interview since news of Kristin Stewart's fling with her married director broke. Kudos to Rob for handling what must be a horribly trying situation with dignity and grace.
Robert Pattinson on Aug. 13 (Getty Images)Robert Pattinson faced the music last night! The British hunk made his first TV appearance since his long-time girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, humiliated him last month after she was caught cheating with a married director. The 26-year-old actor was Jon Stewart’s guest on “The Daily Show” on Monday, then he hit the red carpet – looking mighty fine, we should add – for the New York premiere of his latest movie “Cosmopolis.”
The “Twilight” star wasn’t exactly on the top of his game for his interview. He appeared awkward, seemed a little strained coming up with answers to questions, and several times just trailed off and didn’t finish his sentence. But he certainly seemed to be in good spirits and played along with the talk show host when he brought out two pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to share while they chatted. "Listen, the last time I had a bad breakup, Ben and Jerry got me through. So I thought you and I could bond over this and talk about, 'Boy, you are better off. Kick her to the curb!'" the show host joked.
While no direct mention of Kristen, 22, was made – and the status of their relationship remains unclear – Pattinson made a joke about the scandal. "My biggest problem in my life is that I'm cheap, and I didn't hire a publicist," he said.
The interview ended on a more serious note with some kind words from “The Daily Show” host, who told Pattinson, “Here's my wish for you. I know you're going through some weird business. Get a handle on your business in private. I wish you all the best. You're a nice guy."
After the interview, Pattinson was off to the “Cosmopolis” premiere, which was held at the Museum of Modern Art. He looked tan (perhaps he’s been sunbathing at Reese Witherspoon’s Ojai ranch?) and surprisingly rested on the red carpet. Rocking a little scruff on his face, he was dressed in a blue Gucci suit and accessorized with a black tie.
Pattinson smiled on the red carpet -- and joked with reporters (Splash News, Getty Images)
Although he smiled for the camera and looked pretty great under the circumstances, one eyewitness told Us Weekly that when the cameras weren’t snapping him, he looked "extremely serious" and "tense."
Soon after the cheating scandal – involving Kristen and her married “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders – rocked Hollywood, there were reports that Pattinson would not be promoting “Cosmopolis,” in which he plays a Wall Street bloodsucker whose life unravels during a wild limo ride. However, Pattinson has a pretty busy schedule, which included a visit to the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning and then an interview on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday.Pattinson at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday (Getty Images)
Pattinson's new flick opens Aug. 17 and he says he hopes his “Twilight” fans will check it out. “If there are any ‘Twilight’ fans tuned it… I genuinely want to make ‘Cosmopolis’ have a higher opening weekend than ‘Dark Knight,’” he said on “The Daily Show. “It’s in six cinemas, so it’s going to be a challenge.”