Since news of Kristen Stewart's affair broke in July, Robert Pattinson has been at the center of a media frenzy. The actress, who dated Pattinson for over three years, was photographed in a passionate embrace with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders, who is married. The scandal became a public spectacle and Pattinson was said to be "devastated."
Following the incident, reps for the actor announced that despite the attention surrounding his personal life, Pattinson would promote his latest film "Cosmopolis."
"'Cosmopolis' is a film that Robert is very proud of and looks forward to supporting," said a spokesperson for the actor in a statement. "No confirmed engagements have been canceled. Any reports to the contrary are inaccurate."
"It's linguistics," said Marc Malkin of E! in an interview posted on the website, describing the confusion surrounding whether the events were set in stone. "They had a (New York) junket planned but nothing became official because none of the media were actually invited to the junket yet. So it was never officially confirmed."
The change in the promotional event lineup may be the result of common scheduling conflicts, or perhaps the barrage of attention that Pattinson is getting and the media's preoccupation with his personal life over the movie he is contractually obligated to promote.
Remarkably, Pattinson has managed to get through several interviews and appearances without directly addressing Stewart's affair. Here's a roundup of Pattinson's press appearances so far.
The "Cosmopolis" premiere in New York marked Pattinson's first public appearance since the scandal broke. Fans mobbed the streets outside of the Museum of Modern Art where the film was screened and reporters attempted to chat with the star. According to Alicia Quarles at E!, reporters were given the opportunity to ask two questions
"There was a crew next to me who tried to go there," said Quarles referring to personal questions. "One of the publicists that was with him grabbed him and said, 'How could you ask that? Shame on you' and pulled Robert Pattinson to me.
"The question was about living in Reese Whitherspoon's house and (the reporter) really got lambasted."
Appearance On 'The Daily Show'
In his first post-affair interview, Pattinson sat down with Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show."
"What have you been up to?" Stewart asked before giving the actor a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream.
The 26-year-old seemed far more interested in the melting Cherry Garcia than answering personal questions.
"I'm trying to avoid eating this because I'm gonna split my spanks," the actor said.
Though he largely avoided talking about Stewart, he did poke fun of his inability to hide behind a PR rep.
"My biggest problem in my life is that I'm cheap. I didn't hire a publicist," said Pattinson.
"The last time I had a bad breakup, Ben & Jerry got me through some of the tougher times" Stewart joked as the audience cheered." "So I thought you and I could talk about, 'Boy, you are better off. Kick her to the curb. Whatever!"
Interview With TIME Magazine
In a rare print interview for "Cosmopolis" with TIME magazine, Pattinson commented on the support of his fans after news of Stewart's infidelity broke.
"I guess if people think they're worried about you, it's sweet," he told the outlet. "It's kind of odd... But at the same time, the world is a pretty cruel place, so whatever inspires people to suddenly feel this kindness, hopefully they'll look at themselves and they'll look at their own lives and realize, 'I have the ability to - to empathize with people!"
Interview with HLN
In an uncomfortable interview with HLN's ShowBiz tonight, Pattinson was asked if he was "doing okay" because "the world wants to know."
"Yeah," he replied before busting into a fit of giggles, which he did for much of the interview.
The reports about Patinson "wallowing in mystery" were mentioned but Pattinson skirted the inquiry-and offered a general assessment on the "Twilight" craze and fame.
"Since the first 'Twilight' you enter this kind of realm where you get stuff reported about you. It's weird."
Appearance on Good Morning America
In his much hyped sit down interview with Good Morning America, Pattinson was given a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch for seemingly no reason and awkwardly dodged the "elephant in the room" question about his post-scandal state.
The actor fumbled with the box at the start of the segment and commented on the cereal's low calorie content.
"I'm reading the nutritional facts. It's only 130 calories," he said.
Note to interviewers: stop giving Pattinson prop food. It only gives him a talking point to fall back on so that he can avoid answering certain questions. The interview marks the second time in three days that Pattinson has expressed concern over the fat content in snack foods.
When asked how he was doing and if there was anything that he wanted his fans to know, Pattinson again mentioned the breakfast food's nutritional facts.
"I'd like my fans to know that Cinnamon Toast Crunch only has 130 calories a bowl in it," he said.
"I've never been interested in trying to sell my personal life and that's really the only reason people bring it up," he continued. "The reason you go on to TV is to promote movies. That's the only way to do it."
Pattinson offered his take on fame following the massive success of "Twilight."
"If you get used to it I think you start going crazy," he said. "It's like being on the craziest theme park ride. It's totally exciting but, eventually, at some point you have to have a break."
Pattinson is set for a Q&A with New York Times Talk and a 30 minute interview with MTV on Thursday.
"Cosmopolis" opens in limited release on August 17.