Butters/Splash News Online
08/05/2011 at 10:00 AM EDT
One of the perks of being costars may be a budding romance for Emma Watson
and Johnny Simmons, who appear together in the upcoming film The Perks of Being a Wallflower
On Tuesday, Watson, 21, and Simmons, 24, stepped out for a meal together in Santa Monica, Calif., and looked very cozy.
Watson has been spending time in Los Angeles since filming Wallflower
in Pittsburgh after wrapping up the final installment
of her Harry Potter
franchise. She does, however, plan to return to England this fall to spend a year studying at Oxford
The actress has previously denied rumors that she and Simmons are romantically involved, though the two were photographed hiking together earlier this summer.