They might play characters forbidden from expressing human emotions in Drake Doremus' new romantic sci-fi Equals, but the real-life friendship between Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart couldn't be further from their fictional selves.
In an interview with AZ Central, the actor praised the ELLE September Issue cover star for her relentless curiosity for acting.
'That's something that's obviously part of our lives. Part of the thing that makes us similar is the fact that we're not really in the classical world of acting and trained particularly," he said.
'We're both very curious people, and she's incredibly smart and in touch with her emotions,' he added.
Describing the 26-year-old Twilight actress skill in front of the camera, Hoult admitted that he often felt inspired of her raw and relatable performances on set.
'She's very passionate and cares wholeheartedly about film and telling stories, and also that moment right there. So it's wonderful to be in scenes with her, because the smallest flick of an eye or quiver of her voice, you pick up on so little.'
Equals (which is yet to be given a UK release date) centres on the eradication of human emotions (otherwise known as 'Switched on Syndrome') from society where physical contact, sex and love is forbidden.
Watch the trailer below