and Dakota Johnson appear to have struck up a friendship at Monday night'sMet Gala
, as on Tuesday they were spotted around New York City together.TheSherlock
star wore a newsboy cap with a navy blue jumper, as he joined50 Shades of Grey
and friends for lunch.
Wearing a floral pleated dress with large animal print sunglasses, Dakota tried to keep her face covered during their walk with a copy of a newspaper.Rumours began circling that the pair could be looking towork together on their next project,
as they reportedly hit it off at the Met Gala after being seated near each other.
Starring opposite Jamie Dornan,Dakota was spotted in December 2013 on the first day of shooting for 50 Shades of Grey
in Vancouver, filming a scene in which 27-year-old millionaire Christan Grey (Jamie Dornan) asks college senior Anastasia Steele (Dakota) out after she stumbles through her initial interview with the intimidating entrepreneur.50 Shades of Grey
is set for release on Valentine's Day in 2015, but in the mean time Dakota will also be starring oppositeJohnny Depp
as his love interest inBlack Mass,
the biopic of legendary mobster Whitey Bulger.Benedict was recently announced as the man who will play Richard III
in the BBC’s new drama making up the second in the series of theirShakespeare's History Plays
Dakota is currently dating Jordan Masterson who was spotted on set with her in Vancover in early 2014, while Benedict is recently single after reportedly breaking up with his girlfriend of 12 years, Olivia Poulet.