Robert Pattinson on The Daily Show: Jon Stewart Offers Breakup Ice Cream

In New York promoting Cosmopolis, actor gives first interview since Kristen Stewart proved unfaithful; "I'm going to hire a publicist," he tells Stewart

By Natalie Finn Aug 14, 2012 2:56 AMTags

We can all breath a collective sigh of relief: Robert Pattinson is just as charming and witty as ever.

The stoic actor visited The Daily Show tonight, as good a place as any to both promote a film and not worry about being asked "So, how did you feel when you found out Kristen Stewart had been unfaithful?" questions.

Because Jon Stewart knows not (nor would he care) to go there, right?

Ha, not exactly!

Stewart handled his business-as-usual interview turned major get with comedic flair, beginning mock-awkwardly with, "What have you been up to?"

"I had a joke prepared!" Pattinson protested, feigning dismay. "God damn it. I was all set up and ready to go."

"OK, let's just do this," the host continued, busting out two pints of Ben & Jerry's (Cherry Garcia for him, Karamel Sutra for his guest) and a couple of spoons.

"Now, we're just a couple of gals talking," Stewart said. "All right...Tell me everything."

"I'm trying to avoid eating this, I'm going to split my Spanx," the Cosmopolis star deadpanned.

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"So what are we doing here? Are you all right? Is everything OK? I'm worried about you," Stewart continued things along.

"My biggest problem in my life is I'm cheap, and I didn't hire a publicist," Pattinson revealed. "I'm going to hire a publicist."

"I think you should," Stewart agreed, "although, unless you have a time machine..."

"Either way," Pattinson replied.

After discussing the fans lined up to see Pattinson outside the building, Stewart leaned in confidingly and said, "Listen, the last time I had a bad breakup, Ben and Jerry got me through some of the tougher times. So, I thought you and I could bond over this and talk about, 'Boy, you are better off, kick her to the curb. Whatevah!"

"When you are young and you break up," Stewart continued, his voice returning to normal, "it's powerful and it feels like the world is ending. This is the first time I have seen the world actually react that way. It's insanity. Here is my wish for you, that you get to handle your business in private, in your personal life, and I wish you all the best."

"I should've talked about Cosmopolis!" Pattinson said, smiling.

Cosmopolis, which he and Stewart then proceeded to talk about, is in theaters Friday.