It seems the rumours are true. Russell Crowe was linked to his Les Miserables co-star at the weekend and lo and behold, the pair of them only ambled out for a very public lunch in Los Angeles.
The duo stopped short of any overt shows of affection, however, so there's a possibility that they're just good chums.. but they did seem very comfortable together.
Friendly: Russell Crowe was spotted heading to lunch with his Les Miserables co-star Samantha Banks on Monday after an Australian magazine claimed they were a couple
She's come a long way from finishing third on the BBC’s Saturday night talent show I’d Do Anything.
Five years later, Barks is well on the road to becoming a Hollywood star – with a Hollywood superstar on her arm to boot.
Miss Barks, 22, has been linked romantically with 48-year-old Russell Crowe, her co-star in the film Les Miserables.