On Monday night Robert Pattinson made his first TV appearance since the shocking photos of Kristen Stewart embracing married director Rupert Sanders were published. Having to finally face the light due to the promotion schedule for his latest film "Cosmopolis," Pattinson graced the set of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."
A highly anticipated moment, host Jon Stewart made light of the situation for his heartbroken guest.
"What have you been up to?" Stewart asked the "Twilight" star, before pulling out the age old cure for breakups --some Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Stewart explained that he thought the ice cream (in flavors Cherry Garcia and Caramel Sutra) would not only help the host and guest bond, but help Pattinson get through his tough time. "We're just a couple of gals talking. Tell me everything," Stewart told the actor.
Pattinson didn't just drop his guard and start breaking down to the mock news host about his current frazzled love life situation. Instead, the heartthrob told Jon Stewart that he's been attempting to avoid ice cream because of calories.
Calories are obviously not the biggest hurdle in Pattinson's life now. The actor chose to open up about the challenges of interviews during a massive media storm. While not directly coming out and stating that Kristen Stewart's affair with married "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders is the media storm, crowd members and viewers understood.
"My biggest problem in my life is I'm cheap, and I didn't hire a publicist," Pattinson explained. "Normally actors get everything scripted...I'm going to hire a publicist."
Jon Stewart's opinion on the matter of a publicist? "I think you should. Or get a time machine. Either way."
The conversation did eventually turn to "Cosmopolis," a film about a billionaire (Pattinson), whose journey for a haircut goes way off course.
"Trying to explain what the movie is about is physically impossible," Pattinson told Stewart. "It's very kind of eccentric. It's one of those things I'll ever do where I can say, I don't think this will ever be made again, or it hasn't been made before. Regardless of how people see it, at least it's something new."
Pattinson is serious about people seeing it, hoping to make it's opening bigger than "The Dark Knight Rises" by having "Twilight" fans by eight tickets each.
Robert Pattinson followed up his visit on "The Daily Show" with the New York City premiere of "Cosmopolis." On Tuesday morning he is expected to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday morning he is set to appear on "Good Morning America" for a live interview, and on Thursday the actor will sit down with MTV to debut a clip of "Cosmopolis."
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Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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