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EXCLUSIVE: Jenny Slate Calls Chris Evans a 'Total Delight' as the Exes Reunite at 'Gifted' Premiere

by Jackie Willis 5:20 AM PDT, April 05, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Jenny Slate Calls Chris Evans a 'Total Delight' as the Exes Reunite at 'Gifted' Premiere

Jenny Slate has nothing but nice things to say about Chris Evans, even after their breakup in February.

The 35-year-old actress praised her co-star and ex-boyfriend while chatting with ET's Lauren Zima at the premiere of Gifted on Tuesday night. "He's just an absolutely, really giving performer and a wonderful actor," Slate gushed. "It's a delight, a total delight."

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ET also caught up with Evans, and asked what it would be like for him to run into his ex-girlfriend at the big premiere. "It will be great. She's the best," the 35-year-old actor said of Slate.

Chris Evans and Jenna Slate attend the premiere of Gifted on April 4 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images

Evans was also eager to applaud Slate and his other co-stars, Octavia Spencer and Mckenna Grace, for their performances in Gifted. "They're just phenomenal and wonderful people and incredibly talented performers," he complimented. "I'm lucky to call them friends."

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Since her split from Evans, Slate has been very open about her love life, telling ET, "I think the only way for me to be is just how I am. It feels natural to take risks and connect to people and that's how I want to be alive."

Jenny Slate poses with Chris Evans at the premiere of Gifted on April 4 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images

In a recent interview with Vulture, Slate candidly talked about Evans and revealed what ultimately led to their breakup. "We’re really, really different,” she explained. “Chris is a very, very famous person. For him to go to a restaurant is totally different than for me to go. I sit in my window and I say ‘Hi’ to people on the street. I have more freedom because I’m not Captain America. I’m mostly a cartoon.”

Slate added that the fame did play a factor in their breakup. "This is what I needed to do to feel normal," she said. "To be alone."

Gifted will be released in theaters on April 7.

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