We’re wondering who should get a kickback from today’s Good Morning America interview of Robert Pattinson — Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or The Daily Show. Taking a page straight out of Jon Stewart’s plan from Monday night, GMA‘s George Stephanopoulos used the cereal instead of Ben and Jerry’s as a prop/tough-question-deflection tool. It certainly served its purpose, but proved more awkward than cute.
“I gotta get the elephant in the room out of the way: Everybody just wants to know how are you doing, and what do you want your fans to know about what’s going on in your personal life?” Stephanopoulos said, after the offering of cereal and obligatory praise for Pattinson’s Cosmopolos performance.
“They seem pretty excited about kind of whatever!” Rob said, laughing. “Literally, you can be like, ‘I’d like my the fans to know that Cinnamon Toast Crunch only has 30 calories a bowl in it,’ for instance. Pretty much anything that comes out of my mouth is irrelevant.”
And with that, Rob made it clear that he wasn’t really going to say anything more about the Kristen Stewart matter. “You get into it to do movies. I’ve never been interested in trying to sell my personal life,” he said.
Stephanopoulos backed off and went for an easier question: “Is there any way to get used to all this?”
“I think if you start getting used to it, it means you’re going crazy,” Rob answered cheerfully, but then sounded a bit weary as he added. “It’s like being on the craziest theme park ride you’ve been on. It’s totally exciting, but eventually at some point, you’ve got to have a break.”
“But you seem to be OK,” Stephanopoulos said, going for the same question Rob was asked on Headline News’ Showbiz Tonight yesterday.
“Yeah,” Rob answered. And that, folks, seems to be all we’re going to get for now.