Robert Pattinson Stammers Through Kristen Stewart Questions on 'Good Morning America' (VIDEO)
Robert Pattinson continued his post-scandal Cosmopolis press tour on Wednesday, smiling and stammering through personal questions from George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America.
"Jon Stewart gave you some ice cream, so we did our research and it's more appropriate for breakfast, we have your favorite cereal," said Stephanopoulos, offering the Twilight star some Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
"It's only 30 calories,” Pattinson, 26, joked while reading the nutritional label. “I'm going to take the whole box."
Then Stephanopoulos dove right in to the question on everyone's mind.
Trying to get the "elephant in the room out of the way," Stephanopoulos gently asked, "How are you doing? What do you want your fans to know about what's going on in your personal life?
"Uh, you know, they seem pretty excited about whatever, " said a smiling Pattinson, looking out at the thousands of screaming fans outside the window. Stuttering a bit, Pattinson joked, "Um, I'd like my fans to know Cinnamon Toast Crunch only has 30 calories a bowl!" And he added, "Pretty much everything that comes out of my mouth is pretty much irrelevant."
Stephanopoulos asked the Cosmopolis star how he’s handling the press about the headline-grabbing scandal. "I've never been interested in trying to sell my personal life,” he continued. “…The reason you go on TV… [is] to promote movies. That's the only way to do it.”
After his many years in the spotlight, does he ever get used to all the media mayhem?
"No, I think if you start to get used to it, you go crazy,” he said. “But it's nice. It's like being on the craziest theme park ride. ... It's totally exciting, but eventually, at some point you've got to have like a break."
"You seem to doing OK?" said Stephanopoulos. "Yeah," Pattinson said simply.
And as Pattinson has continued his promotion of the upcoming David Cronenberg drama Cosmopolis — hitting theaters Aug. 17 — the actor has reportedly landed the role of T.E. Lawrence, the charismatic British Army officer famed as Lawrence of Arabia, in the cast of Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, according to Variety.
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