Mamma mia! A surprise Hollywood romance could be on the horizon.
The internet is all abuzz after photos surfaced of Chris Evans and Lily James out together in London.
While the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing has most stars staying indoors and away from others, Londoners saw these two stars were spotted spending the evening together on July 4.
Photographers saw the typically private Captain America actor with none other than the Mamma Mia! actress. James also played Lady Rose on Downton Abbey, and starred as Cinderella herself in Disney’s live action adaptation of the film.
People saw these two leaving London’s Mark’s Club in Mayfair together on Saturday, July 4. It was relatively late when they left the private members’ club, too.
Around 1 am, the two actors took a cab together back to Evans’ hotel, The Corinthia. They exited the vehicle separately, with Evans going into the front entrance of the hotel, and James followed soon after through the back.
It’s easy to assume they went back to the hotel to spend more time together, considering James actually has a home in the city.
James wore a silky red dress paired with a navy trench coat and patterned high heels. Evans kept it sleek in a black top, blazer, and pants.
This is the first time folks have seen Evans and James out together. It is unclear how long they have known each other, or whether they are just friends or if something romantic is going on. But for what it’s worth, they do follow each other on Instagram.
Both Evans and James tend to keep their personal lives out of the spotlight. However, Evans, who has dated other stars like Jessica Biel and Minka Kelly in the past, did discuss dating other actors during a 2017 Esquire interview.
“There’s a certain shared life experience that is tough for someone else who’s not in this industry to kind of wrap their head around,” he explained at the time.
“Letting someone go to work with someone for three months and they won’t see them,” Evans continued. “It really, it certainly puts the relationship to the test.”
James was most recently with The Crown‘s Matt Smith, though the pair were at the center of breakup rumors back in December 2019. Inside sources claimed the couple had split after five years of dating, and neither James nor Smith ever commented on the report.