Kristen Stewart has pulled out of the London premiere of her new movie On The Road because she is too embarrassed to appear in public in the wake of her cheating scandal, according to

The 22-year-old actress was originally planning to walk the red carpet for the film version of Jack Kerouac's classic novel on August 16 – but with her Brit co-star Tom Sturridge, a close pal of Robert Pattinson, already scheduled to appear she wanted to avoid the awkwardness her appearance would bring.

It has been reported that Kristen, who is an avid Kerouac fan, also doesn't want her attendance distracting from the film which she is very proud of.

"Kristen won't be doing the red carpet for On The Road – she's too ashamed to show her face in public right now," a source revealed.

"There's also the dilemma of standing next to her co-star in the movie, Tom Sturridge. He's very close to Rob and Kristen thinks it would be awkward for her to promote the movie on the red carpet alongside him.

Despite Kristen shying away from the media spotlight, Robert, 26, is going to bravely face the cameras to promote his new movie Cosmopolis.

He will make his first post-scandal appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday, August 13.

The West Australian

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