Nicholas Hoult 'excited' to work alongside ex Jennifer Lawrence again in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

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Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence met and fell in love on the set of "X-Men: First Class," so will that make it awkward for the duo when they reprise their roles as Beast and Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past"? Not according to Hoult, who says he's "really excited" to work with the "X-Men" cast again.

"I'm really excited to go back into it and to work more with those guys. Bryan Singer is going to direct this time, so it would be good to work for him again," Hoult tells Us Weekly, referencing his new movie "Jack the Giant Slayer." "I kept in touch with most of the cast. It's really nice when there's a job that you know you're all going back to and you kind of have a good catch up. We had a lot of fun making the first one, lots of great memories, so it'll be a nice little reunion."

Lawrence and Hoult called it quits back in January after dating for two years. There are no hard feelings, though, as Hoult tells Hello magazine of Lawrence's Oscar win for "Silver Linings Playbook," ''We're still friends. I'm very proud of her. It's a great film and she's fantastic in it, so I'm very happy for her.''

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is gearing up to start filming, and is due in theaters on July 18, 2014.

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