Maybe it was me, but the applause was louder than usual when Robert Pattinson walked onstage to join Jon Stewart on The Daily Show to promote his upcoming movie Cosmopolis — but the appearance was also his first interview since his very public breakup with former Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart.
“So..what have you been up to?” Jon Stewart started, feigning awkwardness and pulling out two pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. “We’re just a couple of gals talking….tell me everything.”
Stewart’s angle was less about prying into Pattinson’s personal situation, though, and more about the world’s reaction to it.
“We’ve had on this show, the President of Pakistan, the President of the United States, we’ve had enormously powerful historical figures,” Stewart said, panning to the throng of fans and paparazzi outside the studio. “When you are young and you break up it’s powerful and it feels like the world is ending. This is the first time I have actually seen the world react that way.”
Check out the video above for the full interview.