Rosario Dawson & director Danny Boyle split before they had to promote their movie

Years ago, a friend gave me some advice about dating guys at work. “You don’t sh*t where you eat.” I guess that isn’t as applicable for seasonal jobs, temp jobs or movie sets where you know you have a finite amount of time you’ll need to see your hookup daily. Still, this is a prime example of my friend’s advice in action. Rosario Dawson, 33, started dating her director Danny Boyle, 56, after production wrapped on their upcoming film, Trance. She gushed about him in an interview, and admitted she made the first move because “we were going to just go our separate ways” if she hadn’t. Fast forward a few months later and they’ve split up, apparently, and still need to promote their movie. At a recent press junket they weren’t even speaking to each other.

Rosario Dawson and Danny Boyle’s May-December romance is over, Us Weekly has confirmed. The actress, 33, and the Oscar-winning director, 56 began dating after production wrapped on their upcoming film Trance.

“From the outside it looks like there’s a lot of dissimilarities, but we actually have a lot in common. We’re really similar people. He’s a very kind man,” said Dawson, who told Access Hollywood she made the first move during an October 2012 interview. “It was just one of those things where we were going to just go our separate ways had someone not said something.”

Dawson described her then-love as a “really brilliant human being” and a “very, very lovely, kind man.” British filmmaker Boyle — known for helming hits like Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and Trainspotting — declined to talk about their courtship during an interview with The Mail on Sunday’s Live magazine March 2, though he did praise his ex for her lack of vanity.

Despite their kind words for each other, there was palpable tension when the two reunited for the Trance press junket in L.A. over the weekend, a source tells Us. “Rosario and Danny didn’t interact during interviews,” the source says. “It was pretty obvious they’re no longer a couple.”

The source adds, “He was talking to a group of people when she arrived and it was awkward — like a cold greeting, no hug, and they got through it as quickly as possible.”

[From US Weekly]

Ooh they’re not even at the “you look good” stage – that’s bad! They probably broke up recently and really dislike seeing each other. Oh well, they only have a few more premieres and events to endure together, and there are likely several people who will work to make sure they don’t have to see each other. Like the rest of us have our friends running interference with our exes these two have paid staff and support people.

What I want to know is, how did Rosario Dawson go from model Jason Lewis (from Sex & The City) to a dude old enough to be her dad? I just checked and they broke up in 2006, though, that’s a while ago. I could have sworn it was just a couple of years ago. Time goes fast when you’re gossiping.

Here’s the trailer for their upcoming movie, Trance, also starring your lover, James McAvoy, and Vincent Cassal. It’s an art heist movie and it looks really good! I loved Slumdog Millionaire, but I never bothered seeing 127 Hours.

Rosario and Danny are shown in January and Februaru of this year. Credit: and FameFlynet

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  1. T.Fanty says:

    Because Danny Boyle is awesome. I wouldn’t hit it, personally, but I can see why someone would. He’s a fascinating person. I’m sorry they broke up. I really liked them together.

  2. Helvetica says:

    Didn’t even know they were dating.

    I like her and wish she’d hook up with someone great.

    Not liking her shaved hairstyle.

  3. Esmom says:

    They seemed cute together. Breaking up with a coworker sucks. I experienced it myself once and later dealt with so much drama amongst several teammates when they intermingled. Broken marriages, hacked email accounts and of course compromised productivity.

    I definitely agree that you should stay away from coworkers, as tempting as it may be.

  4. bns says:

    She’s only 33? Seems like she’s been around forever.

  5. brin says:

    Yeah she and “Smith Jared” made a good looking couple.
    Hope it becomes less awkward for these two to promote the movie.

  6. embertine says:

    I think it’s because My Future Wife™ is struggling with her sexuality. It’s OK, Rosa, come over to the dark side. We have cookies.

  7. Amelia says:

    I can’t wait to see Trance, it looks bloody brilliant!

  8. fabgrrl says:

    That’s how I met my husband, we were co-workers. However, we didn’t get together until several years and several jobs later.

  9. Helvetica says:

    She should hook up with Fassbender. That would be a hot couple.

  10. bsh says:

    Rosario Dawson used to date the always adorable Joshua Jackson, too…

  11. Tiffany says:

    I honestly thought that 127 Hours was better than Slumdog Millionaire. When I finished watching Millionaire, I thought ‘That’s it’. It was as if Hollywood needed a movie to hang on to for awards season.

  12. T.C. says:

    I never liked this coupling because he looked old enough to be her grandfather. It was uncomfortable to see her with him. The age difference after the initial attraction probably doomed the relationship. Does anyone really believe they only hooked up after the film wrapped? Directors dating their female leads is a cliche for a reason.

  13. Butch says:

    She is super beautiful! I always loved her look especially after Death Proof! She was soooo cute and kick ass!

  14. Stacia says:

    Seemed like a mix match from the start….cant imagine getting it on with an old dude like that…gives me the heebie jeebies.

  15. paranormalgirl says:

    I met my guy when we worked together. I thought he was an arrogant jackass. We hooked up years later. LOL

  16. gigig says:

    She probably hooked up with him for the movie role, since her career was in the toilet. Now that she got what she needed why keep up the pretending?

  17. nikzilla says:

    I can’t believe she was dating his old ass. What a waste.

  18. OhMyGawh says:

    Even if they broke up, they looked fine on the red carpet at Trance’s movie premiere. There are pics at Just Jared and also the Daily Mail.

  19. WendyNerd says:

    This makes me sad because I love Rosario Dawson. She is hands-down one of my favorite celebrities.

  20. Anna says:

    I was at the Trance premiere today and I was completely shocked to read this – I had no idea they had been a couple but they looked totally fine today. He introduced her before she joined him and the rest of cast + crew on stage and they joked around and everything.

  21. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I love Rosario and wish she was in more. I like her hair – she’s so beautiful she can pull anything off. I really love Danny Boyle too but he is too old for her.