Robert Pattinson shared a pint of Ben & Jerry’s with Jon Stewart on Monday’s episode of The Daily Show. Such plying with sugar and dairy can only lead to a heart-to-heart, no?
Well, no. And George Stephanopoulos had no better luck offering Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Robert Pattinson’s favorite cereal, this morning on Good Morning America. The sweet treat was a distraction from the issue, at best, according to E!. When asked about “the elephant in the room,” Pattinson replied, “I’d like my fans to know that Cinnamon Toast Crunch has only 130 calories a bowl.”
The elephant, of course, is Kristen Stewart’s affair with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. The affair has been garnering plenty of media attention, and today, Jodie Foster published a piece on The Daily Beast protesting the “break-up spectacle.” Her comments about “the childhoods we unknowingly destroy” were meant to defend Stewart, whom she starred with in 2001’s “Panic Room” when Stewart was only 11 years old. But her piece could just as well be supporting Robert Pattinson’s stoicism as he promotes his upcoming film, Cosmopolis.
“If I were a young actor today I would quit before I started. If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don’t think I could survive it emotionally,” Foster wrote. “Just to set the record straight, a salary for a given on-screen performance does not include the right to invade anyone’s privacy, to destroy someone’s sense of self.”
Robert Pattinson seems to agree.
“I’ve never been interested in trying to sell my personal life, and that’s really the only reason people bring it up,” Pattinson told Stephanopoulos, according to the L.A. Times. “And so, you know, that’s the reason you go on TV, is to promote movies.”
To which Stephanopoulos could only say, “You seem to be doing okay.”
Jon Stewart didn’t even press the issue, but the Chicago Sun-Times reported today that after The Daily Show aired, Robert Pattinson was “relieved” that he avoided talk of the scandal, instead joking, “My biggest problem in my life is that I’m cheap. I didn’t hire a publicist.”
Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche, opens Aug. 24 in Chicago.