Robert Pattinson has been doing his duty where his new movie “Cosmopolis” is concerned, showing up for several interviews and talk shows to promote the film; he even sat down to chat with Jon Stewart over a pint of Ben & Jerry’s (excellent break-up food). But apparently doing the press tours for the upcoming “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” is just too awkward to deal with in the wake of Kristen Stewart’s cheating admission, because she, Robert, and Taylor Lautner won’t be attending the four official Twilight conventions set up around the country before the movie opens.
While it’s not immediately clear why Lautner isn’t attending, one doesn’t have to guess at why the other two are steering clear. Kristen Stewart hasn’t been seen in public since announcing that she’d been having an affair with “Snow White And The Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders (after paparazzi cameras totally busted them making out), and while rumors are flying about whether or not she’s been in contact with Robert, no one knows for sure what their status is. Of course, he’s keeping mum on the whole sordid affair, only speaking briefly about it with Jon Stewart when he admitted he realized he’d made a mistake in being “too cheap” to hire a publicist who could handle those awkward questions for him.
Convention organizers Creation Entertainment released a statement about the departure of the film’s stars from the festivities:
“The passion and dedication of Twilight fandom has been amazing and we’re out to throw one last giant convention, a final gathering to see old friends that have made up the Twilightfamily.Although Rob, Kristen and Taylor will not be with us this time out we will have a super line-up of other Twilight stars and the weekend will be filled with special events, movie prop and costume displays, contests, panels, auctions, parties, exclusive merchandise, music and much more, including some surprises!”
In the meantime, Pattinson is keeping busy. “Cosmopolis” debuted in limited theaters this weekend to great reviews and box office numbers, meaning he’ll have even more people knocking down his door for jobs.