Robert Pattinson gently addressed the Kristen Stewart cheating scandal when he was cornered by journalist David Carr at the “Times Talks Presents” event — hosted by the New York Times held at The Times Center Wednesday evening.
Pattinson wore his trademark baseball cap backwards with a striped polo shirt, and black pants. Some might even say he had a mild wardrobe malfunction with his pants zipper slightly unzipped.
Carr was booed by the audience for bringing the subject of Kristen Stewart up, but he did it in a unique way. He used Prince Charles and Princess Diana as his lead-in to the conversation.
“So if you and Kristen have trouble, it’s like Charles and Di having trouble?” Carr asked.
Pattinson cleverly replied the only reason people care so much about his relationship with Stewart is “because America really wants to have a royal family.”
Carr then inserted, “I wasn’t really going there, just so you know.”
“No, I wouldn’t go that far,” Pattinson responded.
As for the other interviews Robert Pattinson has done this week to promote his upcoming flick, “Cosmopolis,” he’s managed to handle the uncomfortable situation with class. His interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Wednesday was well put. In reference to eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal that “everything that comes out of my mouth is irrelevant.” He added that he’s “never been interested in selling [his] personal life and that’s really the only reason people want to bring it up.”
Rob also wishes the media would focus on billionaires in business the way they do celebrities because the world would be a “better place” if they did.
Monday night Pattinson encountered a compassionate Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” when he had a tub of ice cream out and they talked over comfort food. Stewart didn’t put the “Twilight” star on the spot or anything, but let him know he and millions of feel for the public heartache he’s endured over Kristen Stewart cheating with Rupert Sanders.
“Cosmopolis” opens in New York and Los Angeles August 17.