Romance rumors are swirling!
Word on the street has it that Joaquin Phoenix is dating his Mary Magdalene co-star, Rooney Mara. According to Page Six, they fell for each other while filming the biblical epic, which features Rooney as the titular character and Phoenix as Jesus Christ, in Italy.
To further speculations, Rooney, 31, reportedly skipped out on the Golden Globes last weekend to be with Phoenix, 42. The two were said to be “holed up together” at a spa in Desert Hot Springs, Calif.
However, Phoenix’s rep since denied the romance rumors, insisting the duo are “good friends” who are just preparing production for their 2018 flick, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.
“They worked on Her, Mary Magdalene and [their] next movie,” his rep told Page Six. “They are and have been good friends for quite a long time.”