James Franco and Amanda Seyfried have taken their on-screen romance off-screen, reports the New York Daily News.
In “Lovelace,” one of the two upcoming movies about infamous porn star Linda Lovelace, Franco plays Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, while Seyfried takes on the role of Lovelace — and the NYDN reports the flirtation hasn’t ended now that filming has wrapped.
On Saturday, photographers spotted Franco trying to make a quiet exit from Seyfried’s home, which is timely since sources say she recently ended things with actor Josh Hartnett, whom she was dating while filming “Lovelace.”
A source close to Franco told the NYDN that the 34-year-old actor is “pursuing” Seyfried, but added that the new relationship is “not serious.”
Before dating Hartnett, Seyfried ended things with real estate broker Justin Huchel (she also dated real estate executive Andrew Joblon last year). After dating a couple civilians, the “Gone” star is back to dating actors, with Hartnett and now possibly Franco. In the past, she dated Ryan Phillippe and “Mamma Mia!” co-star Dominic Cooper.
Though it seems he’s everywhere in Hollywood, Franco hasn’t made the rounds romantically. In July 2011, the actor and his girlfriend of five years, Ahna O’Reilly, called it quits because she was tired of the amount of time he spent studying at schools all over the country. Franco previously dated actress Marla Sokoloff, whom he met on set of the movie “Whatever It Takes,” from 1999 to 2004.