Pattinson, who was scheduled to attend for “The Childhood of a Leader,” which screened this past Saturday and Sunday, had backed out of the fest with the excuse that he’s busy shooting “The Lost City of Z” in Ireland.
But sources tell Page Six Pattinson never planned on coming. “He didn’t want the story to be all about how he and Kristen were nearly bumping into each other,” says a spy. “Venice is very small…and there are only so many parties and hotels.”
Stewart was at the festival Saturday to promote “Equals” with Nicholas Hoult.