Awkward turtle doesn't even cover it.
After hoping and praying that Robert Pattinson would come out of hiding and do some talking after the whole Kristen Stewart bonking scandal, we're now struggling to keep up with his public appearances.
Fresh from not-too-awkward stints on The Daily Show and Good Morning America Rob attended a 'TimesTalks' Q&A session with Cosmopolis director David Cronenburg in New York yesterday - and things got WEIRD.
Possibly thrown by the fact he arrived with his flies undone, Rob tried to explain the public fixation with his personal life by saying that 'America really want a Royal Family.'
Asked by host David Carr why he thinks people are so interested in the private lives of celebrities, he said: "I think it's because America really wants to have a royal family.
"You want to have a democratic royal family. It's a meritocratic version of it, sort of, actually, no it's not at all."
Not so bad you might think, another classic Pattinson deflection - although this time without a reference to the calorific content of a box of cereal.
Well we're not finished yet. Carr responded to the comment with: "So if you and Kristen have trouble, it's like Charles and Diana having trouble?"
Oh yes, he went there.
Cue toe-curlingly awkward silence from Rob and his director pal combined with a chorus of boos from the audience.
CRINGE. Watch the moment unfold for yourselves here:
See? We had to cover our faces for part of it.
Actually, we guess in this situation Rob would be Diana, and Kristen Charles, considering she was the one who cheated and all.
What do you think about the interview?