Robert Pattinson fell victim to more awkward nudges from interviewers regarding his currently troubled relationship with girlfriend Kristen Stewart this week.
As much as he's trying to avoid it, he just can't escape people's general curiosity about his love life since he moved out of the house that he and his 'Twilight' co-star shared after she cheated on him with married director Rupert Sanders. He went to the New York Times on Wednesday for a TimesTalks session (no doubt full of trepidation) and probably prayed journalist David Carr wouldn't bring that dreaded subject up. However, he did; albeit very briefly. When Pattinson remarked that America's obsession with fame came from wishing for a Royal family, Carr (who was probably finding a way to worm Kristen into the conversation the whole time) immediately said, 'So if you and Kristen have trouble it's like Charles and Di having trouble?' Awkward. R-Patz fans booed the impertinence of the question as the star looked very uncomfortable. When he finally said, "Well, uh, Charles", Carr seemed to come to his senses and kindly told him, "I wasn't really going there, just so you know".
Pattinson did come out with a rather cryptic notion though when describing the anarchy in his new movie 'Cosmopolis': 'Things fall apart when they're supposed to fall apart.' We'll leave you to decide what that one meant. The director, David Cronenberg, cheered him up though, referring to him saying, 'If Rob were a violin, he'd be a Stradivarius'. A Stradivarius is, if you don't know your violins, a particularly superior kind of stringed instrument; an apt comparison indeed.