WATCH: Robert Pattinson & 'Twilight' Cast — Minus Kristen Stewart — Introduce New Trailer
It's almost time for the next (and final) round of Twilight promotions, and at last night's MTV Video Music Awards, fans got a sneak peek not only at the upcoming trailer for Breaking Dawn — Part 2, the installment that will wrap up the onscreen Twilight series presumably forever, but also what the months of promotion that lie ahead could look like in a world devoid of a Pattinson-Stewart union.
The cast of Twilight, including Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black), Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen), Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Hale), Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen) and director Bill Condon all showed up for the event, but Kristen Stewart was missing in action at the 2012 VMAs.
Okay, so it had nothing to do with her ex Pattinson being there, as Stewart was off in Toronto promoting her own movie — the upcoming On the Road based on the book by Jack Kerouac and starring Stewart as Marylou alongside Garrett Hedlund (Dean Moriarty), Viggo Mortensen (Old Bull Lee), Kirsten Dunst (Camille), Amy Adams (Jane), Sam Riley (Sal Paradise), Terrence Howard (Walter) and Elisabeth Moss (Galatea Dunkel) — but her absence was still palpable as Pattinson gamely took the mic to introduce the Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 clip.
"It's been an amazing journey and we'd like to thank all the fans of the series for your incredible enthusiasm from the beginning until now, the final chapter," Pattinson said as the audience cheered him on before he introduced the clip.
Meanwhile, VMA host Kevin Hart had already referred to the incident that allegedly split Pattinson and Stewart, in which she admitted to having a brief tryst with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, who was married to actress and former model Liberty Ross. But even though Hart's comments were joking and slightly uncomfortable, they were geared toward defending Stewart … sort of.
"The elephant in the room — Kristen Stewart — I said it!" Hart began. "Everybody is mad at Kristen Stewart for making a mistake. Okay, she allegedly messed around with the director of Snow White and the Huntsman," Hart pointed out. "She did. So what? It's over. Move on. Here's the bright side: I know part of the seven dwarves — there's Sleepy, Grumpy, Adultery, Cheating …."
Despite what was going on at Los Angeles' Staples Center, Stewart seemed none the worse for wear for her own part when she arrived at the Toronto Film Festival to promote On The Road, wearing a breathtaking floral Zuhair Murad dress and reportedly sticking to questions about the movie and making no reference to her recent personal scandal.
On the Road hits U.S. theaters on December 21, 2012. Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 will come out on November 16, 2012.
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