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10/10/2014 02:15 pm ET Updated Oct 12, 2014

Nicholas Hoult Uncomfortably Discusses Jennifer Lawrence's Leaked Nude Photos

For a surefire way to make a conversation exceedingly awkward, take "Good Day New York" host Rosanna Scotto's approach during an interview with Nicholas Hoult in which she asked if Jennifer Lawrence's leaked nude photos were intended for him.

On Thursday, Hoult appeared on the show to promote his new movie, "Young Ones," but the questioning veered sharply off-course when Scotto asked:

"Speaking of friends: Jennifer Lawrence, she's been making a lot of news lately because of those pictures that were hacked. And I think they might have been pictures that were sent to you. I was just wondering if you have any comment at all. I know she talked about the people who downloaded them were basically sex offenders. I was wondering how you felt about that?"

Already backed into a corner, the 24-year-old actor looked uncomfortable, and quietly replied, "It's shocking that things like that happen in the world. It's a shame."

Earlier this week, Lawrence spoke out about the incident for the first time since the photos leaked Labor Day weekend. The actress indirectly spoke of Hoult, from whom she split this past summer, telling Vanity Fair:

"I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”

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