Kristen Stewart in Venice
Actress Kristen Stewart attends the red carpet event for the movie "Equals" at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, northern Italy September 5, 2015. Reuters/Stefano Rellandini

Fans of “Twilight” were hoping for reunion of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as both actors were expected to make an appearance at the Venice Film Festival to promote their respective movies. Though Stewart attended the 72nd Film Festival in Venice on Saturday to promote her movie, “Equals,” her ex-boyfriend Pattinson was nowhere to be seen.

The British actor was scheduled to attend the screening of his film, “The Childhood of a Leader,” over the weekend but he decided to skip the event. According to Page Six, the actor did not attend the festival intentionally because he was aware that his ex-girlfriend Stewart will be there and he did not want to run into an awkward situation with her.

“He didn’t want the story to be all about how he and Kristen were nearly bumping into each other,” a source close to the actor told Page Six. “Venice is very small…and there are only so many parties and hotels.”

The actor is also currently busy shooting for his new film “The Lost City of Z” in Ireland. The film also stars Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Tom Holland; and is based on the novel of the same name by David Grann.

“The Lost City of Z” tells the story of a legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett who, in 1925, took a trip to Amazon jungle in search of a fictitious civilization but never returned. Pattinson supports full beard for his role of Henry Costin in the upcoming movie.

Meanwhile, Stewart attended the festival on Saturday to promote “Equals” with her co-star Nicholas Hoult. Dressed in a beautiful shimmery frock dress by Chanel, Stewart was joined by movie's director Drake Doremus. The trio attended a special dinner on Friday, followed by a press conference the next day.

“Equals” will also be premiere at Toronto International Film Festival later this month.

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