updated 09/07/2012 AT 5:15 PM ET
•originally published 09/07/2012 AT 3:05 PM ET
She was greeted Thursday evening at the Toronto International Film Festival by hoards of enthusiastic fans yelling, “Kristen, I love you!” and cheers of support.
When asked how she was doing, Stewart, 22, said merely, “I’m fine,” according to the Associated Press.
Stewart, without referring to the scandal, told Reuters the support from fans was “amazing” and said she was thankful “to know that everyone is here.”
Otherwise, the actress, who was promoting her new film On the Road, stuck to questions about the movie. During a Q&A after the screening, Stewart said playing the emotional side of her character, Marylou, was the most difficult thing about the role. “She loved so openly – and that’s hard,” said Stewart.
Pattinson was tucked away in the farthest corner of the hotspot with his friends crowded around him so he couldn’t be bothered.
“He was smiling and really enjoying himself, chatting to his friends,” an observer tells PEOPLE. “He [seemed] committed to having a night out with close, trusted friends and he didn’t break away from the comfort of them.”