Robert Pattinson on The Daily Show: All Class

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The opportunity was there for Robert Pattinson last night.Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis Premiere Pic

Making his first public appearance since news of Kristen Stewart cheating on him with Rupert Sanders broke, the actor appeared as a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

And the host good-naturedly broached the topic right away, asking Pattinson what he's been up to and adding: "Are you all right? Is everything OK? I'm worried about you."

Did Rob take the bait? Did he throw Stewart under a bus on national television?

Robert Pattinson and Jon Stewart

Nope.

"My biggest problem in my life is I'm cheap, and I didn't hire a publicist," Pattinson replied. "I'm going to hire a publicist."

Stewart then broke out some Ben & Jerry's and tried to bond with the handsome star.

"Now, we're just a couple of gals talking," Stewart said. "All right... Tell me everything."

Pattinson went along with the joke, laughing about splitting open his Spanx and only grew serious after Stewart noted that - for young people - going through a breakup often feels like the end of the world. To this, Robert simply responded:

"It is."

But he proceeded to tell the audience it was okay and no one should feel sorry for him. Talk then turned to the film Pattinson was there to promote, Cosmopolis.

It was a deftly handled interview on both sides, with the Stewart-sized elephant in the room acknowledged in a funny, classy way... given the circumstances. Watch the full exchange below.

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I AGREE, ROBERT DID NOT say that it was okay and not to feel sorry for him. I THOUGHT THE INTERVIEW WAS PERFECT AND KNEW THAT HE WOULD HANDLE HIMSELF THE WAY HE DID.

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Hey, Rob didn't say "It is. . . and not to feel sorry for him. . ." Why do these reports have to sensationalize everything. I rewound the segment several times, too, as I didn't remember this part at all. I was right . . . it wasn't there! Just tell the truth and stop making lies out of something that was okay just the way it happened. Stephanie, you were absolutely right!

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My thoughts are he handled everything in a mature, true gentleman way. He is handsome and talented, and has his whole life ahead of him. As for KStew, she made a huge mistake and will take years to overcome the damage!! Hope she learned the value of a true and lasting relationship verses a short time fling!! Hope everyone involved recovers in a positive way!! Good luck to all!!

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He is so handsome! Good sense of humor. Stewart is an idiot!

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Of course he was all class, why would he be any different now than he has been the past 5 years? So proud of him and how he's conducted himself, but it was never in doubt!

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As much as I want to hear Rob Pattinson talk about the horrible things she did, I'm proud of him for not. Stewart is being so immature provoking him like this. What the hell? I think he is extremely mature in handling this. Even if he said it was like the end of the world, he'll pull through it, it seems to be the kind of person he is, and he'll lead on to be a great actor we'll see him a lot more. Stewart lost a lot of fans however, and something tells me we won't be seeing a lot of her because who's going to want her fanless? No one will see the movies and she won't make profit and neither will the company. So outside of Twilight, almost no one is really going to want to see her movies anymore. That's the way it's gonna be. Pattinson probably gained a lot of sympathetic fans which = more movies for him. Plus, he is just an excellent actor.

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Anyone else not hear/see him say "it is" after the world ending part...or that he told people not to feel sorry for him? I rewinded it a few times and didn't see it...curious

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You got a new fan last night mr pattinson.
Good things lie ahead for you

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I agree he was a class act, in handling this interview with style and professionalism. Kudo's

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How nice to see Mr. Patterson handling his interview in a professional, mature and a good sense of humor style. This is how it should be.

Robert Pattinson Biography

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Robert Pattinson Quotes

I hate any reference to my name. I wish people would just completely invent a new one.

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Up until I was 12 my sisters used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as Claudia!

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