Robert Pattinson Honors Uma Thurman, Admits He Finds Public Speaking ‘Terrifying’

Just one day after a casually dressed Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were spotted out together in Los Angeles, it was all change on Monday when the Brit actor put his best suit forward at Elle’s 19th Annual Women in Hollywood event.

Pattinson, 26, was there to present an award to his Bel Ami co-star Uma Thurman, one of the many successful actresses to be honored on the night.

Held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverley Hills, other honorees were Elle Fanning, Emma Watson, Octavia Spencer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shirley MacLaine, Susan Sarandon, Kristen Wiig, and Cate Blanchett.

The Cosmopolis star shared a table with Thurman and Smash co-creator Neil Meron, and mingled with Twilight co-star Anna Kendrick, 27, and actress Jaime King, 33, among others.

Unlike their tense and ultimately doomed relationship in Bel Ami — where Thurman played the ambitious Madeleine Forestier to Pattinson’s Georges Duroy — the pair had nothing but praise for each other at the Elle event.

After admitting he was “learning how to read tonight” and that the prospect of talking at the event was “terrifying,” Pattinson told the audience that working with Thurman has been a “pretty crazy experience.”

The actor went on to describe Thurman’s performance as his wife in Bel Ami as “someone more intelligent, more talented, more charming, wittier and better in bed than me.” Jokingly adding, “Obviously, it was very difficult to cast.”

Similarly complimentary, Thurman later said in her speech, “Rob, you’re a real gentleman on and off the screen.”

Hosted by Elle’s Robbie Myers and Kevin O’Malley, other attendees included Nina Dobrev, Viola Davis, Erika Christensen, Rachel Zoe, Nicole Ritchie, Ellie Kemper, Emma Stone, and Lea Michele.