Robert Pattinson touched down at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Sunday afternoon in a Levi's trucker jacket, only to swap it for a dashing black suit for the Canadian premiere of his new film "Cosmopolis" on Monday night.
Oh, so that explains why the 26-year-old "Twilight" star was absent from Sunday's MTV Movie Awards this weekend, forcing his "Breaking Dawn" co-star (and rumoured real-life girlfriend) Kristen Stewart to celebrate their Best Kiss win by herself.
While his girlfriend slept off her solo kiss from the night before, Pattinson and "Cosmopolis" director David Cronenberg (along with the film's Canadian cast) got up bright and early to attend a press conference Monday morning at Toronto's Thompson Hotel.
It was the calm before the storm, as RPattz went on to be mobbed by fans at TIFF Bell Lightbox, where he attended the film's premiere and answered questions at a postscreening Q&A.
Pattinson with "Cosmopolis" director David Cronenberg and co-stars Sarah Gadon and Emily Hampshire. (George Pi …
And if you thought he looked awkward onstage, don't worry -- that's just his resting state. Pattinson revealed at Monday's press conference that "Cosmopolis" is only the latest in the string of projects that have made him nervous.
"I guess that's kind of my process now," he said. "I have to go through the motions of feeling I'm going to have a heart attack for a while before."
Weeks before the film's July 2011 shoot, Pattinson dropped in on Cronenberg at his Toronto home for an ersatz therapy session.
"He told me to stop worrying," the actor said. "I think he heard me in the very obvious throes of a panic attack."
He needn't have worried. The "Twilight" alum has garnered raves for his role in the Don Delillo adaptation about a financier who travels across Manhattan in a limo for a haircut.
Even infamously unimpressed Stewart was impressed when she attended the film's premiere with him in Cannes last month.
"He's so good in it!" Kristen Stewart told MTV. "He's really, really [good]. I don't even know how he [did it]. I couldn't even understand it. It's so good, it's so cool, I'm so proud of him."
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