Kristen Stewart showed up at the Toronto Film Festival ready to discuss her new film, but knowing she would probably have to discuss her ex-boyfriend.
Kristen Stewart‘s noticeable absence from Thursday’s MTV Video Music Awards was due to her appearance at the Toronto Film Festival to promote her new film On The Road. Her presence was much anticipated because she has not made any public appearances since she and boyfriend Robert Pattinson broke up.
She was asked the question she probably most dreaded — about the appearances she’ll have to make with Pattinson to promote the new Twilight film and the awkwardness that will probably be involved.
“We’re going to be fine,” she said and then, in what appeared to be an afterthought, followed with, “We’re totally fine,” according to the U.K. Daily Mail.
The comment was directed more at promoting the film than the status of their relationship, which is still in question. Pattinson is selling the home they shared together, and he isn’t talking either.
“Robert, 26, appeared at last night’s Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser in Los Angeles, and has squirmed his way through various appearances to promote new film Cosmopolis, while avoiding questions on Kristen at all costs,” said the Daily Mail.
The paper also said Stewart looked like she did not want to be at a photo shoot with her On The Road co-stars and appeared “tired and weary.” But at the premiere for the movie, she was surrounded by supportive fans and reportedly stayed on the red carpet much longer than she had planned to take pictures and sign autographs.
Many thought she might skip the festival, since she hasn’t been in public in so long, but the actress said it wasn’t even a question.
“We have been waiting for this thing to be unleashed for so long,” she said, according to the Daily Mail. “It was sort of one of those situations where you just have to put yourself in your body and go appreciate the moment.”
On The Road is expected to hit theaters Dec. 21, just about a month after The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 is released.