Emma Stone's romance with Andrew Garfield may or may not be on ice but it's clear she still carries a torch for the British actor.
The actress, 26, sat down for a chat with her Woody Allen idol Diane Keaton for Interview magazine and revealed how Garfield is a master of the written word.
"He is such a poet. But that's the way he writes in general," she told Keaton. "He's so poetic."
Stone's comments came after the Annie Hall star told her about the praise heaped on her by her beau.
Garfield told Keaton: "Working with Emma was like diving into a thrilling, twisting river and never holding on to the sides. From the start. To the end. Spontaneous. In the moment. Present. Terrifying. Vital. The only way acting with someone should be."
The Superbad actress acknowledged that his heartfelt words meant a great deal to her.
"So I hear it and of course my heart swells up." she said.
Then she added: "And I also know that he writes things like that on a daily basis."
Stone gave a little insight into what it is about Garfield that attracts her.
Keaton talks about how "unconventionally beautiful" the younger woman is, adding that complexity and personality are "important components" to beauty.
"When you feel that a person is being true to how they want to look or what their face is, I think there's something about the acceptance of oneself that I can feel from people. That tends to be what I'm attracted to," she said.
Stone has publicly declared her adoration of Keaton citing her as a muse and role model for her work with Woody Allen.
Stone now has two Allen features to her name: Magic In The Moonlight with Colin Firth and Irrational Man with Joaquin Phoenix that has its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this week.
Stone and Garfield have been dating for more than three years since meeting on the The Amazing Spider-Man set but the rumour mill started churning when the 31-year-old didn't accompany the Birdman star to the Oscars in February.
Media reports suggested the couple had decided to take a break from their relationship.
But there was also speculation that it was simply a temporary separation while Garfield focused on his role in the Martin Scorsese film Silence, being shot in Taiwan, while Stone concentrated on her Broadway debut in Cabaret.
With shooting for Silence now wrapped, a reunion could be on the cards - perhaps on the Cannes red carpet.
As for her legions of fans, Stone says it's still a concept she's not fully comfortable with.
"I know what it is to be a fan. But I don't think I've ever really considered the idea of having fans" she said. "So I've never really taken it all that personally, as if it has something to do with me."
"But when someone comes up to you and says something truly heartfelt about work you've done, that means a lot."
- Daily Mail