Okay, George Stephanopolous tried to get Pattinson to say something revelatory, opening the interview by offering the “Cosmopolis” star some Cinnamon Toast Crunch, praising his performance in “Cosmopolis” and then noting that he had to “get the elephant in the room out of the way” without saying that the elephant was Kristen Stewart even though everyone knew that was precisely the elephant to whom Stephanopolous was referring.
“Everyone just wants to know, how are you doing?” the “GMA” host asked. “And what do you want your fans to know about what’s going on?”
And that’s when Edward Cullen demonstrated his expertise in the field of deflecting questions in an extremely awkward manner.
“I mean, you know, they seem pretty excited about kind of whatever,” he began. “You can kind of be like...”
Then he paused. He looked at the box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which apparently served as a guide post for his next statement.
“I’d like my fans to know that Cinnamon Toast Crunch only has 30 calories a bowl, for instance,” he said, adding, “Pretty much everything that comes out of my mouth is irrelevant.”
Stephanopolous, however, would not be deterred. He was going to get Pattinson to say something relevant, dang it, if it was the last thing he did.
“You know people are going to read things into it and I take it that you don’t want to talk too much about it,” he said. “Is that the way you handle all of this craziness by just trying to put a complete — ?”
“It’s a completely different thing,” Pattinson cut in, becoming a bit more articulate. “You get into it to do movies. I’ve never been interested in trying to sell my personal life and that’s really the only reason people bring it up. And so, you know, that’s the reason you go on TV is to promote movies.”
After Pattinson then briefly explained how fame is like “the craziest theme park ride you’ve been on,” Stephanopolous said, “You seem to be doing okay” and Pattinson said, “Yeah,” and the elephant in the room was then ignored so they could talk about “Cosmopolis,” as Pattinson’s promotional machine intended.
And that marks yet another New York City interview in which Pattinson was offered grocery store food, asked respectful questions about being cheated on that never referred to the fact that he was cheated on and nothing particularly significant was said. Please feel free to resume your life, which is already in progress.
By the way, you can watch video of the interview here.