The pair are starring in a romantic film together

Nicholas Hoult has opened up about working with Kristen Stewart after his reported split from girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence.

The actor, 24 – who’s currently in Tokyo, Japan shooting futuristic love story Equals with Kristen, 24 – isn’t worried about his on-screen chemistry with the Twilight star. 

‘It’s always a weird position to be put in any film where the director chooses two people and is saying: “Hey, potentially in this world I’m creating, you two could fall in love,”‘ says Nicholas.

‘Sometimes this kind of situation feels forced and tricky and awkward. Kristen is a great actress and that just makes it very relaxed and my job very easy.’

Nicholas is believed to have ended things with Jennifer, 23, a few weeks ago because they were finding it tough to make their long-distance relationship work.

There was reportedly no ‘scandal’ or cheating and their decision to break-up was mutual.

Luckily for Nicholas, it seems Kristen is more than happy to film awkward romantic scenes with him.

‘I’m definitely not afraid of “feels”,’ says Kristen.

‘Finding the balance between the head and the heart is important – but I’ve always been very driven by the gut.’

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Anna Duff