(LOS ANGELES) — While some reports had Kristen Stewart trying to patch things up with her jilted ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson, RadarOnline.com says Stewart is getting close to actor James Franco.
The gossip site reports the pair ran into each other at a hotel during the Toronto Film Festival last week, and a “smitten” Franco hit it off with the younger actress.
“There was a lot of flirting and Kristen was overjoyed by the attention she was getting from James, who was gushing over her…and was full of praise for her latest movie, On the Road,” a source told the site.
Stewart — who reportedly seemed nervous in some of her first public appearances since news broke of her affair with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders — apparently looked fine alongside Franco.
“She seemed at ease in his company, and he was certainly making her laugh. She was wearing a huge grin on her face,” the source said.
The spy told Radar that James eventually traded numbers with the actress and, “asked her out for dinner.”
The source said Stewart, “initially said no, but is mulling over the idea. She knows she has to move on now following her break up with Rob,” and, “James definitely wants to see Kristen again.”
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