The 'Cosmopolis' lead actor says of fans who care, 'I guess if people think they're worried about you, it's sweet. It's kind of odd.'
Robert Pattinson continues his "Cosmopolis" promo tour after having an interview on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart". Although he doesn't address his breakup with Kristen Stewart, he's willing to share what it feels like to have millions of people worrying about him and hoping he's OK.
"I guess if people think they're worried about you, it's sweet. It's kind of odd," Rob tells TIME. Director David Cronenberg adds, "They're reacting to what they think they know, but they don't know. And they have a huge investment in so many lives that they aren't connected with at all. Talk about a disconnect."
The British heartthrob chimes in, "But at the same time, the world is a pretty cruel place, so whatever inspires people to suddenly feel this kindness, hopefully they'll look at themselves and they'll look at their own lives and realize, [awestruck, Eureka-moment voice] 'I have the ability to - to empathize with people!"
Robert previously bonded with Jon Stewart over ice cream. He refused to talk about his ex-girlfriend and just laughed when the host said, "The last time I had a bad breakup, Ben & Jerry got me through some of the tougher times. So I thought you and I could talk about, 'Boy, you are better off. Kick her to the curb'."
Instead of ripping Kristen, the actor poked fun at himself, "My biggest problem in my life is I'm cheap, and I didn't hire a publicist. Normally actors get everything scripted [for interviews]. I'm going to hire a publicist." Of the ice-cream treat given by Jon, he joked, "I'm going to split my Spanx. I'm double-Spanxed."
Robert came out of his hiding place in Ojai, California to promote "Cosmopolis". He attended a premiere event at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. He will next visit "Good Morning America" and have a sit-down with MTV.
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