Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kristen Stewart promotes 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' on 'Late Show' despite wonky David Letterman

Kristen Stewart is a mass of class, and that fact has never been clearer than tonight after she appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman to try and promote The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

From the very start, the interview was awkward, and while Kristen Stewart looked beautiful (bringing another fire-and-ice-themed one-armed number) with her brand new 'do, David Letterman didn't seem to know much about the Twilight series at all. So, Kristen Stewart was stuck answering lame questions like "How many have there been?" and "You're not a vampire yourself in the movies?" Still, Kristen Stewart held her own and made a pun or two to keep the conversation flowing.

After squeezing in an account of her promotional travels for Eclipse with co-star Taylor Lautner, David Letterman then went on to bring adorable photographs of Stewart's family's pet wolf-dogs to the fore. Only, somehow the conversation became a political debate about the validity of protectionist efforts for gray wolves (David Letterman's argument being that the destruction of endangered species is acceptable when farm cattle are in question - so as not to "eradicate the cattle industry" - and Kristen Stewart's being that perhaps the machine gun slaughtering of said wolves by helicopter is undesirable). For more on this issue, please see here. Gracefully, Kristen Stewart settled the debate by saying, "I'll take them, they can come and live in my backyard."

She went on to introduce an Eclipse clip - the "doesn't he have a shirt?" clip - and he once again purveyed his lack of information (or, seemingly, interest) about the Saga. As one Twitterer put it, "Kristen proves her acting prowess when pretending to think Letterman's jokes are funny."

Taylor Lautner is scheduled to appear on the show tomorrow (June 30th), unfortunately. Anyone have Jon Stewart or Jimmy Fallon on speed dial?

Thank you Twilight Examiner {Amanda Bell} and YouTube

[Ina Noorazan]

No comments: