04/24/2007 at 07:00 AM EDT
Kirsten Dunst may be keeping quiet on her budding romance with British singer Johnny Borrell, but it seems the Razorlight frontman is more than happy to spill the beans.
"I'm not hiding anything. We met in Los Angeles. We were hanging out at South by Southwest and we've been hanging out ever since," the rocker, 26, told PEOPLE at an L.A. press event for Razorlight's new single, "America."
What's it like dating someone in the public eye? "I don't think there's any rules behind it. If you fall you fall. In life that's what you do," he said. "You follow the things that you can't resist and you go where you go. That's falling in love."
Walking the red carpet alone at Monday's Spider-Man 3
premiere in London, Dunst, 24, avoided questions about her new beau, but did confess a weakness for British men, telling PEOPLE: "They're very charming – the accent is cute!"
She and Borrell arrived together at the post-premiere party at central London's Freemason's Hall and headed straight for the VIP area. Hidden from prying eyes behind a floor-to-ceiling iron web, they chatted with Dunst's mom and costars.
"They looked really cozy together," a fellow partygoer tells PEOPLE. Just after midnight, the couple snuck out through a side door and finished off the night at Borrell's favorite pub, the Hawley Arms in the gritty Camden neighborhood.
This wasn't the lovebirds' first time in London together: Dunst visited Borrell there in March
while he was on a break from touring. And it most likely won't be their last: Dunst is due to spend most of the summer there working on an upcoming project.
So besides that cute British accent, what appeals to Dunst about Borrell? "She loves his music so definitely an attraction there," says a pal. "He's funny too. He has a great sense of humor and keeps her laughing – that's what's important to her."
Although the couple hit a snag early on – "There was a little breakup, but it resolved very quickly," the friend says – things are heating up for them now: "They're really, really into each other," says the pal. "It's like googly love!"
With reporting by JED DREBEN and JESSICA HERNDON