Video: Robert Pattinson Gives His First Semi-Direct Answer To A Question About Kristen Stewart

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Last night at a Q+A session hosted by The New York Times, Robert Pattinson gave the first direct answer he's ever given when asked about his world-ending breakup with Kristen Stewart. Also, David Cronenberg was there and talked a lot about his new film Cosmopolis, global financial markets, and Hegelian philosophy…blah blah blah, let's get to the juicy part.

When asked by journalist David Carr (around the 52:00 mark) why he thinks people are so obsessed with his personal life, Rob managed to spit out the somewhat clever answer that America really wants a royal family. “It's a meritocratic version,” he began, then, “it's a meritocratic version of it, sort of…actually, no it's not at all, it's almost totally random.” Deciding he was just going to fucking go there, David Carr asked, “So if you and Kristen have trouble, it's like Charles and Di having trouble?” This made the Twihards in the audience boo, but after just a little bit of flustered stuttering, Rob replied, “I wouldn't go that far.”

Did he just acknowledge that this is happening?!?! OMFG! It's not much, but it's the first time he has responded in any way, shape or form to a question about his breakup. (Not counting diversionary tactics, which are a response of sorts.) I'm assuming it's because he wasn't given any food to mumble into. They don't call it “the paper of record” for nothing.

That said, it's a little upsetting that The New York Times cares about Robsten at all. But the fact that a roomful of Twihards got to hear David Cronenberg talk about Hegel completely makes up for it.

(Via The New York Times)