On Wednesday, the dashing star sat down with Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos to promote his new film Cosmopolis, but clumsily danced around the vague questions floated his way about Kristen Stewart and her two-timing ways.
Before delving into the Cosmopolis questions, Stephanopoulos tiptoed around the scandal — telling the Twilight hunk he had to address the elephant in the room — and asked him how he’s been doing and what he wants his fans to know about his personal life.
“They seek kind of excited about kind of whatever,” the pompadour-sporting Pattinson, 26, said of his fans, screaming in the background. “Pretty much everything that comes out of my mouth is irrelevant.”
Laughing awkwardly, Pattinson said that he came on TV to talk about his film, and mumbled how he’s “never been interested in selling [my] personal life and that’s really the only reason people want to bring it up … the reason [I] go on TV is to promote movies.”
Asked if he ever gets used to the fame, fans and intense interest in his ongoings, the actor mused, “If you start getting used to it, then you become crazy. But, uh, it’s nice. It’s like being on the craziest theme park ride — totally exciting, but eventually, at some point, you’ve got to have a break.”
The Remember Me star did say he thought the world would be a better place if the paparazzi had the intense interest in billionaires and power-brokers as it does celebrities.
Worthy of note was that the Stewart fiasco did produce its’ first tangible results Tuesday, when the brooding actress was taken off the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman after her tryst with the film’s married director, Rupert Sanders.
As we previously reported, Pattinson has been laying low at pal Reese Witherspoon’s $7 million Ojai, California ranch after Stewart fessed up to her affair. He has yet to publicly comment on being cheated on by his longtime love.
Sanders is married to model Liberty Ross, 33; they have two kids, ages 7 and 5.
Cosmopolis opens in the U.S. in New York and Los Angeles August 17; The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 hits theaters November 16.