Awkward: Exes Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana reunite for premiere of The Words

Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana grit their teeth as they pose together on the red carpet for their new movie The Words in Los Angeles

They have managed to avoid promoting their new movie The Words together at both the Philadelphia and New York screenings, but former lovers and co-stars Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana came face to face at the LA premier of their new movie, The Words, last night.

Posing together for pictures on the red-carpet, at one point Bradley, 37, was seen looking up into the air, while his former girlfriend of three months, Zoe, 34, appeared to have her teeth clenched.

Forced smiles? Zoe appeared to have her teeth clenched as she looked over at her former flame

The actress avoided attending the New York and Philadelphia screenings of the film, after being spotted with a cast on her wrist, however there was no getting away from it last night.

Despite her awkward demeanor, the stunning star showed Bradley what he was missing by looking fabulous in long-sleeve gold beaded dress, cinched at the waist by a metallic belt, highlighting her tiny torso.

The sheer attire had heavily embellishment protecting Zoe’s modesty in all of the right areas.

Daring: Zoe's metallic dress featured a plunging cut at the back