(NEW YORK) — Robert Pattinson today adhered to his pact of staying mum on the cheating scandal that resulted in his breakup with his longtime love and Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart, preferring instead to take on the culture of stardom and the public’s fascination with celebrities.
“If you get used to it I think you start going crazy,” Pattinson said on Good Morning America of the fame that has followed him since he first starred in the Twilight franchise. “It’s like being on the craziest theme park ride. It’s totally exciting but, eventually, at some point you have to have a break.”
Pattinson, 26, has taken a break and kept a low profile, reportedly retreating to the home of former co-star Reese Witherspoon, since learning last month that Stewart, 22, had had an affair with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders.
The British actor has emerged this week for the first time only to make a round of media appearances to promote his new film, Cosmopolis, but has made no direct mention of Stewart or how he is coping with the breakup.
“I’ve never been interested in trying to sell my personal life and that’s really the only reason people bring it up,” Pattinson said today on GMA. “The reason you go on to TV is to promote movies. That’s the only way to do it.”
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