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."
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.
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."
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."
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."