Robert Pattinson and Jon Stewart bond over breakup ice cream

Robert Pattinson and Jon Stewart bond over breakup ice cream

POSTED: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 2:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 2:04am

If you ever need consolation during a tough time, Jon Stewart's the guy to turn to. Not only does he provide snacks, but he also doles out some pretty sound advice.

On Monday, the late night host offered the presumably cheated on Robert Pattinson solace in the form of melted Ben & Jerry's and some words of advice on "The Daily Show," and at least his efforts kept Pattinson laughing.

The interview wasn't without its awkward moments, as the elephant in the room was about the size of the "Twilight Saga" fan base. Pattinson's currently promoting his David Cronenberg film, "Cosmopolis," and his "Daily Show" appearance was among the first to follow Kristen Stewart's admission that she'd done something to "jeopardize" her relationship with her "Twilight" co-star. (Also on Monday, Pattinson was spotted in good spirits as he walked the red carpet of the New York premiere of his new film, which will arrive Friday in select theaters.)

Thankfully, Jon Stewart (smartly) smoothed the unease with a little ice cream.

"Listen, the last time I had a bad breakup, Ben and Jerry['s] got me through some of the tougher times," Stewart told Pattinson. "So I thought you and I could bond over this, and talk about, 'Boy, you are better off, kick her to the curb, whateva!' "

Pattinson, 26, didn't take the bait, but he did find Stewart's statement amusing, countering, "Was that an impression of yourself?" (Answer: Yes. Yes, it was.)

Although Stewart assured Pattinson that they were "just a couple of gals talking," the actor never actually spoke up about whatever has been going on in his personal life lately.

He attributed it to a lack of proper preparation. "My biggest problem in my life is that I'm cheap, and I didn't hire a publicist," he told Stewart. "And every awkward interview ... you know, normally actors get these things scripted."

Stewart seemed well aware that there was likely a sizable portion of his audience who tuned in just to see what Pattinson would say, joking at one point after the conversation segued to "Cosmopolis" that Pattinson could go ahead and say whatever he wanted to since everyone watching for that reason had since tuned out. But the "Twilight" star never did, and Stewart alluded that he hoped the actor wouldn't have to.

"When you are young and you breakup, it's powerful and it feels like the world is ending," Stewart said as Pattinson looked down with a smile. "This is the first time I have seen the world actually react that way. It's insanity. So here's my wish for you, that you get to handle your business in private, in your personal life, and I wish you all the best."

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