Robert Pattinson relieved he skirted scandal on ‘Daily Show’
By Bill Zwecker August 14, 2012 9:29PM
This Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 photo released by Starpix shows Robert Pattinson at the premiere of "Cosmopolis" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)
Updated: September 16, 2012 6:17AM
After Robert Pattinson finished his ice-cream-slurping session with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” Monday night, the “Twilight” star expressed a lot of relief backstage at the popular mock news chatfest.
A source reports Pattinson let loose with a loud “Whew!” — knowing he had dodged any comments about his ex-girlfriend and “Twilight” co-star Kristen Stewart in his first interview since Stewart’s cheating scandal with her married “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders broke several weeks ago.
Another close Pattinson associate said Stewart was “a natural choice” for the breaking of the actor’s silence. “Rob and his team knew that Jon would not press him on the situation and likely would dance around it with some kind of comedy twist,” which is exactly what Stewart did do with his Ben & Jerry’s shtick.
Even Stewart’s passing reference to breakups was easily ignored by Pattinson, who has told friends he has no intention of discussing Stewart as he fulfills his commitments to promote “Cosmopolis” (opening Aug. 24 in Chicago).
† On “The Daily Show,” Pattinson was perfectly styled and looked great — clearly rested, relaxed, tan and beautifully styled in a great Gucci suit. “It was very important that Rob look terrific Monday,” added the second source. “He needed to show the world that he’s doing OK, despite what obviously has been an emotionally wrenching event in his personal life.”
† Hollywood insiders are saying the actor and his team should be paying better attention to his big-screen choices. With the exception of his mega-hit “Twilight” films, pictures starring Pattinson mostly have been disappointments at the box office — including “Bel Ami” and “Remember Me.”
Many think the somewhat quirky “Cosmopolis” will suffer a similar fate.
The sole big hit of Pattinson’s non-“Twilight” movies is “Water for Elephants” with Reese Witherspoon, which grossed more than $100 million around the world.
Of course, Pattinson did appear as Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” — a huge hit, but not due to his minor role.
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