AnnaLynne McCord, Kellan Lutz

To hear them tell it, 90210 stars AnnaLynne McCord and Kellan Lutz are no more than just close friends — close friends who occasionally gush about one another in the press, that is.

Lutz, known to many a tween girl as Twilight's Emmett Cullen, just couldn't say enough about his "friend," according to E! News. "You know, we're really close and we're all for each other's careers," he said. "And we actually bounce a lot of career choices and the like off each other, so it's nice to have someone in the industry who you can really, you know, be honest with, versus your agent, versus your manager, the lawyer, who really want to do stuff for the money and for the wrong reasons a lot of times. So it's nice to have friends who are smart and intelligent who know the business side of the business. That's what AnnaLynne is. Therefore we're friends."

A mouthful, right? McCord played it closer to the vest. "Well, Kellan and I have known each other for a very long time," she said.

Couple or not, the duo was clearly excited about the Twilight sequel, New Moon, which could continue their working relationship, if McCord is cast in the role for which she recently auditioned.

"[The audition] went really well," she said. "We haven't found out yet. I'm just sitting here, crossing the fingers, hoping it'll work out. Obviously, I'm a fan of Twilight. I'm a huge vampire fan, so that, in general, makes me want to do the film."