(Yahoo!) -- Robert Pattinson bravely faced his public last night. The British hunk made his first TV appearance since his long-time girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, humiliated him last month after she wascaught cheating with a married director. The 26-year-old actor was Jon Stewart’s guest on “The Daily Show” on Monday, and then he hit the red carpet – looking mighty fine, we should add – for the New York premiere of his latest movie “Cosmopolis.”
The “Twilight” star wasn’t exactly at the top of his game for his interview. He appeared awkward, seemed a little strained coming up with answers to questions, and several times just trailed off and didn’t finish his sentence. But he certainly seemed to be in good spirits and played along with the talk show host when Stewart brought out two pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to share while they chatted. "Listen, the last time I had a bad breakup, Ben and Jerry got me through," Stewart joked. "So I thought you and I could bond over this and talk about, 'Boy, you are better off. Kick her to the curb!'"
While no direct mention of Kristen Stewart, 22, was made – and the status of their relationship remains unclear – Pattinson made a joke about the scandal. "My biggest problem in my life is that I'm cheap, and I didn't hire a publicist," he said.