Rob Pattinson to Make First Post-Scandal Television Appearance on The Daily Show

It's been a pretty awful couple of weeks for actor Robert Pattinson. The 'Twilight' star has found himself at the wrong end of a cheating scandal, which saw girlfriend and 'Twilight' co-star Kristen Stewart having a fling with 'Snow White and the Huntsman' director Rupert Sanders. The scandal is the stuff for which tabloid editors live, and while Pattinson has found himself on the sympathetic end of the outrage, the media scrutiny must be oppressing. But with a new film, Cosmopolis, coming out, Pattinson is going to have to face the media for the film's press tour.

So where will Pattinson go first? Well, ABC's Good Morning America had previously claimed that he would be giving his post-scandal interview there, on August 17. But as it turns out, that's not true at all. After GMA made that announcement, Pattinson decided he was going to go on another interview show two days prior: he'll be chatting with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's The Daily Show on August 15.

Having seen hundreds of Jon Stewart interviews, I imagine that Stewart will maybe make a sympathetic reference to the scandal to Pattinson, but won't focus too much on it. As Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, and Jon Hamm pointed out a few weeks ago, Stewart is a fan of softer questioning (with a humorous bent, of course). It seems likely that's why Pattinson chose the Daily Show -- Stewart will go for the laughs, and there aren't many laughs to be had regarding this scandal.

Cosmopolis, helmed by 'History of Violence' director David Cronenberg and also starring Paul Giamatti, Jay Baruchel, and Kevin Durand, is slated to premiere August 17 in the Us.

- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
- Jon Stewart
- Comedy Central

Written by: mcpherson
Aug 7th, 2012, 7:33 pm


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Message Posted On Aug 8th, 2012, 5:17 am

It wasn't until reading the article that I realised the last name thing, but Kristen isn't Jon's daughter. He has only two kids; one daughter, born in 2006. Not even close.

But on the subject, I wouldn't be surprised if Jon doesn't bring it up at all. If he does, I could imagine it be a quick pep talk with no specific menton of she-who-does-not-emote.


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Message Posted On Aug 8th, 2012, 3:20 am

Heh, that's a different John Stewart that's her dad.  Had to look it up, but for a second there I was like, "What?!?  He's not her dad...wait, is he?"


Message Posted On Aug 8th, 2012, 2:36 am
Could be kinda lulzy,but also obviously the scandal probably won't be a very big part of the interview because he's hardly going to call his own daughter a harlot or any such other words.
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