Nicholas Hoult Talks Falling In Love In New Kristen Stewart Movie As Jennifer Lawrence Split Rumours Rumble On

Talk about timing. Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult took part in a gushing press conference today to discuss their new movie Equals, with their loving comments about their new friendship coming on the same day that rumours swirled of Nick’s alleged split from long-term love Jennifer Lawrence.

Nick and Kristen are the stars of Drake Doremus’ new sci-fi drama Equals, which sees the pair of 24-year-olds star as two members of a future society where emotions have been eradicated.

A disease begins activating old memories and feelings in its victims and when Silas (Hoult) is infected, he becomes an outcast. Stewart’s character Nia, who is able to hide her emotions, is the only one who seems to understand him, with the two forced to escape their society in order to survive.

The movie may focus around a lack of emotions, but when it came to a press conference today in Tokyo to celebrate the start of production in the city, Kristen and Nick were full of gushing praise for each other.

“I can’t stand him,” Stewart joked of her Brit co-star, according to the Boston Herald.

“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,’ ” Nick told reporters.

“Sometimes [this kind of situation] feels forced and tricky and awkward, but the kind of environment [director Drake Doremus] created was straightforward and easy,” the actor added. “Kristen is a great actress, and that just makes it very relaxed and my job very easy.”

Kristen added of the film’s premise: “I’m definitely not afraid of ‘feels’. My life revolves around it, actually. Finding the balance between the head and the heart is important – but I’ve always been very driven by the gut.”

The press conference in Tokyo comes a couple of days after Nick and Kristen were spotted enjoying dinner together at a sushi restaurant in the city. While the meal was no doubt simply two co-stars enjoying some down-time, the sighting sparked a ton of rumours, especially as it came amid rumours Nicholas has split from girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence.

Today fresh reports emerged on the Nick and JLaw break up, not the first for the pair, as they previously split last year for a few months before rekindling their romance on the set of the latest X-Men movie.

A source has told E! News of the latest break-up rumours: “They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship.”

While Kristen and Nick may be at the centre of romance rumours, Jen has previously laughed off speculation about her on/off man and old friend K-Stew.

The Hunger Games star told Marie Claire earlier this year: “There was something in a magazine, and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, that’s hilarious,’ because Kristen and I are friends. I actually texted her a picture of it and was like, ‘Just so you know, this is absolutely true.’”

With Kristen and Nicholas working together in Tokyo and then Singapore for the next six weeks, expect the rumours to keep rumbling….