Kristen Stewart’s Ex Michael Angarano on Working With New Girlfriend Juno Temple: “She’s One of the Best Young Actresses Around”

Juno Temple and Michael Angarano attend the screening of "The Brass Teapot" at ArcLight Hollywood on March 21, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Why did Michael Angarano fall in love with Juno Temple on the set of The Brass Teapot? Let him count the ways! Us Weekly chatted with the 25-year-old actor at the Hollywood premiere of the couple's new film on Thursday, March 21 and he didn't run out of nice things to say about his costar turned real-life girlfriend.

"I was very excited to work with Juno because I think she's one of the best young actresses around," Angarano told Us. "I think she's very diverse and I think she's a character actress. Just to work with her in itself was worthwhile, but to work on a movie that was very original and kind of fresh, it was a really good opportunity."

A source confirmed to Us in January that Angarano and Temple, 23, were dating after meeting on the set of the fantasy thriller last year. "We were literally in the middle of upstate New York in the middle of July. There wasn't a lot to do," Angarano explained of filming. "Working on the scenes and just working as hard as we did was kind of the experience in itself. It was a very intensive experience."

Angarano's last serious relationship was with Kristen Stewart. The two began dating after they met on the set of Speak in 2004, but called it quits in 2009. Stewart then began quietly dating her Twilight costar Robert Pattinson.

What is it like for Angarano to share the experience of promoting The Brass Teapot with his now-girlfriend Temple? "It's really fun. When you have a good experience and you have someone to share it with it, it kind of makes it all the more special because we did," he shared. "It was a very special movie in that sense."

Temple also gushed to Us about how much she loved working with Angarano.

"It was so invigorating. He's such an extraordinary actor, someone that just feels like he's from a different era," she said. "He has an understanding of his craft in a way that's quite magical for someone of his age. I enjoyed every second of working with him. He brought joy, he brought sadness, he brought humor, he brought realism. He's such an open and raw actor and I loved every second of it."

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