Robert Pattinson keeps lips sealed over Kristen Stewart affair in first awkward interview as he giggles into ice-cream

Robert Pattinson keeps lips sealed over Kristen Stewart affair in first awkward interview as he giggles into ice-cream
R-Patz didn't mention K-Stew's name, neither confirming nor denying they are a coupleJoked about needing to hire a publicist to coach him on awkward questionsGiggled when host Jon Stewart said: 'Kick her to the curb!'Stayed poker-faced as Jon said: 'When you're young it feels like the world is ending'Kristen was caught in the arms of married director Rupert Sanders three weeks ago

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07:19 GMT, 14 August 2012

He's meant to be the king of cool, but Robert Pattinson squirmed his way through an interview tonight on The Daily Show as host Jon
Stewart attempted to eke out information on Kristen Stewart.

The Twilight actor endured
his first televised appearance in front of a live audience since news of his girlfriend's
infidelities with married director Rupert Sanders broke at the end of
last month.

While it was presumed that the
49-year-old host of the pre-recorded chat would be banned from
asking awkward questions, it seems he managed to worm the high-profile topic into
conversation.

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Awkward! Robert Pattinson seemed uncomfortable on The Daily Show, giggling his way through the chat with Jon Stewart, as he appeared in his first televised interview since news of Kristen Stewart's infidelities broke

Awkward! Robert Pattinson seemed uncomfortable on The Daily Show, giggling his way through the chat with Jon Stewart, as he appeared in his first televised interview since news of Kristen Stewart's infidelities broke

The interview began with Jon masking
the serious undertones of the information he was fishing for, casually
asking: 'So, what have you been up to'

R-Patz
seemed thrown by the question, claiming: 'I thought we'd already
prepared this. I had a joke prepared! I was all set up and ready to go.
Now it's meaningless.'

But Jon jumped in with a tub of ice-cream, in a bid to mimic a girly gossiping session, saying: 'We're just a couple of gals talking.'

Can the ground swallow me please Robert tried to avoid question on K-Stew while eating his ice-cream

Can the ground swallow me please Robert tried to avoid question on K-Stew while eating his ice-cream

Still
unsure how to act, Robert continued: 'This is how you got me on the
show… This is the problem with actors, in every awkward interview
situation… '

He soon
tails off as Jon rescues him by diving in with a joke about the melting
ice-cream tubs: 'Here's the problem with my show, we don't have a
freezer!'

Back on track,
Robert faffs around with his spoon, saying: 'I'm trying not to eat this
as I'm going to split my spanx. I'm double spanxed!'

Back on track: R-Patz made his first red carpet appearance tonight at the New York premiere of Cosmopolis

Back on track: R-Patz made his first red carpet appearance tonight at the New York premiere of Cosmopolis

After
a few laughs from the audience, Jon steered the conversation back
around, saying: 'So what are we doing here I'm worried about you. Are
you alright'

Pattinson
immediately deflected the question, referencing his melted ice-cream: 'I
literally don't know how to approach this now.'

Happier times: The couple met on the set of Twilight

Happier times: The couple met on the set of Twilight

He
continued: 'This is the weird things about these interviews, and now
I'm going to sound like an idiot, but my biggest problem in my life is
that I'm cheap.

'I didn't hire a publicist and every awkward interview, most actors have things scripted. I'm going to hire a publicist.'

Trying
to bring the chatter around to Kristen again, Jon teased: 'The last
time I had a bad break-up, Ben & Jerry's got me through the tough
times, so I thought you and I could talk about things'

Putting on a camp voice, he then joked: 'Boy, you are better off without… so kick her to the curb!'

Robert couldn't resist a giggle, but remained looking at his ice-cream before taking an awkward bite and looking up at Jon.

But the star of the vampire franchise then broke the ice, asking: 'Was that an impression of yourself'

To
which Jon replied, 'That was me at 17 through to 38.' He continued:
'When you are young and you break-up, it feels like the world is ending
but this is the first time I have actually seen the world react that
way. It's insanity!

'So here is my wish for you, that you get to handle your business in your personal life and I wish you all the best.'

Can I go home now Robert pulled a variety of facial expressions, but gave little away during the interview

Can I go home now Robert pulled a variety of facial expressions, but gave little away during the interview

Can I go home now Robert pulled a variety of facial expressions, but gave little away during the interview

Can I go home now Robert pulled a variety of facial expressions, but gave little away during the interview

Poker face: Robert didn't articulate if he is still with Kirsten or not

Poker face: Robert didn't articulate if he is still with Kirsten or not

While Jon was clearly desperate for a lifeline or exclusive quote, Robert remained poker-faced and revealed nothing about the status of his relationship.

They then briefly discussed R-Patz's new film Cosmopolis, after which Jon offered the 26-year-old a chance for the final word, but jested that viewers had left to make a
sandwich after the pair switched the topic of conversation from K-Stew to movie talk.

At that moment, it seemed as though Robert was to spill the beans, as he teased: 'There is one thing… '

However,
he proceeded to talk about his upcoming film, saying: 'If any Twilight fans
are tuning in, I genuinely want to make Cosmopolis have a higher opening
weekend than The Dark Knight (Rises).

'But it's only released in six cinemas so it's going to be a challenge. Just buy eight tickets each!'

According to Life & Style, during the Comedy Central episode, Jon joked: 'The world has
ended!'

Supporting her man: Kristen accompanied Robert to the Cosmopolis premiere at Cannes Film Festival in May

Supporting her man: Kristen accompanied Robert to the Cosmopolis premiere at Cannes Film Festival in May

Supporting her man: Kristen accompanied Robert to the Cosmopolis premiere at Cannes Film Festival in May

Can they last Liberty Ross is said to have sought advice from lawyers since Rupert Sanders' infidelities

Can they last Liberty Ross is said to have sought advice from lawyers since Rupert Sanders' infidelities

It seems he was referencing the
demise of Hollywood's golden couple, who are the Brangelina of their
generation for pre-teens and twentysomethings.

But R-Patz reportedly held his own, quipping: 'It has!' And added: 'That was my attempt at a joke.'

The reason for Robert's return to the
spotlight so soon after the scandal is to promote his new leading man
role in David Cronenberg's thriller Cosmopolis.

Three weeks ago, pictures of K-Stew emerged in the arms of her Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. The 41-year-old has two children with wife and British model Liberty Ross.

Moving on: R-Patz jumps into bed with co-star Patricia McKenzie in new film Cosmopolis

Moving on: R-Patz jumps into bed with co-star Patricia McKenzie in new film Cosmopolis

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