PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Lovebirds Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult look besotted at AL fresco lunch... as she wears ring on her engagement finger
They’re gearing up for the imminent release of their new movie, but ahead of its inevitable media storm lovebirds Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult enjoyed a quiet moment in North London pub on Thursday.
The co-stars were dining al fresco at a local Italian restaurant, and they were in high spirits as they laughed, joked and enjoyed animated conversations on their mobile phones over a table bearing a newspaper and wine glasses.
Jennifer, 23, looked stylish in a wide brimmed burgundy Fedora as she relaxed at the couple's outdoor table and seemed to be sporting a new accessory in the form of a vivid turquoise ring on her engagement finger.
Young love: Jennifer Lawrence looks adoringly at boyfriend Nicholas Hoult as they dine al fresco in North London on Thursday
While the Oscar-winning star's band may have looked like costume jewellery, there's no denying that she was proudly wearing it on her ring finger, suggesting it could have some significance in the long-term couple's relationship.
Looking content, Jennifer smiled broadly and smoked away on a hand-rolled cigarette as she gazed up at her 24-year-old boyfriend while listening in to his phone conversation.
Significant? Jennifer seemed to be sporting a new accessory in the form of a vivid turquoise ring on her engagement finger
Smokin': Jennifer enjoys a cigarette while Nicolas chats on his mobile phone
Good times: The Hunger Games star was in high spirits during her outing with British star Nicolas
Don't mind us: The famous couple relax at an outdoor table, where they enjoyed a glass of white wine
In a tactile display the Hunger Games star tenderly wiped at his ear as they idled over drinks at outdoor seating area.
Wearing a windbreaker jacket, loose fitting jeans and trainers, Nicholas shared a joke with Jennifer, who laughed hysterically while clutching her wine glass.
The jokes appeared to continue as she took the phone from her boyfriend, who leaned back in his chair while she continued his lengthy conversation.
Plenty to smile about: The actress enjoys a laugh with Nicholas while clutching her wine glass
Lovebirds: The pair were the image of contentment as they idles at their outdoor table on Thursday
The pair eventually made an exit hand in hand, with Nicholas towering over his girlfriend as they ventured onto the street.
Jennifer is currently wrapping up production on the final installment in The Hunger Games franchise, Which has been shooting in Atlanta, Georgia.
She will next be seen as sexy blue-skinned mutant Mystique in the upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
Lending an ear: Jennifer listens in to her boyfriend's phone conversation
My turn: The actress was in hysterics as she continued the phone conversation after taking Nick's mobile
Stylish: Jennifer sported a wide-brimmed burgundy Fedora and understated black jacket for her latest outing in London
The Marvel comics film co-stars Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Michael Fassbender and hits theaters on May 23.
The in-demand star also filmed cameo appearances in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Dumb And Dumber To.
It was reported in February that Jennifer would be taking a year off after completing work on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, having shot seven movies back-to-back.
Al fresco: The pair mind their own business during a low-key outing in the capital
What's this? Jennifer leans in to wipe a spot from her boyfriend's ear
There it is: The Oscar winning actress tenderly wipes at Nick's face
However, producer Harvey Weinstein claims he was misquoted and the actress cleared up the rumour herself when she hit the Oscars red carpet on March 2, explaining that she would simply 'like to take a year off, that would be a dream'.
Meanwhile Jennifer and Nicholas - who started dating on the set of X-Men: First Class in 2011 - are preparing for a return to the screen in the seventh film in the X-Men series, which is scheduled for release at the end of May.
X-Men: Days of Future Past sees the team send Wolverine to the past in an effort to change history and prevent events that have traumatic outcomes for both humans and mutants.
This is the third film in the franchise directed by Bryan Singer, and the movie acts as a sequel to both 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand and 2011's X-Men: First Class, as well as a follow-up to 2013's The Wolverine.
Bottoms up: Nicholas drains his glass
Arm in arm: The pair looked very much in love during their appearance in North London
Let's go: The pair depart wearing equally casual ensembles after draining their glasses