Since Cannes, Cornish has gotten acclaim for her acting, but, to her frustration, American audiences still know her better as the supposed catalyst for Phillippe's divorce from Reese Witherspoon. Both Cornish and Phillippe have denied a romance but say they're close friends. Paparazzi generally leave the actress alone when she's solo, but not when she's with Phillippe's children. When she's asked if it's hard for her to be photographed with them, Cornish's eyes begin to water and she presses herself closer to the wall. "It's difficult, because you're just taking a kid into a store," she says. "The bottom line is that you're just living."
It's hard not to be suspicious about a possible romance between these two, especially when they go to such pains to stay away from one another even tho they have a huge movie to promote. Good friends should be able to keep the focus on their work and not on speculation about a possible relationship. Nonetheless, whether or not they are involved, the two do have great chemistry on the screen in Stop-Loss. I was so taken with how thoroughly Abbie became her character in the film ... it is nearly impossible to guess that she is Australian by just her performance in this movie alone. I was also impressed with her work in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. It's a shame that she has to stay in hiding these days ... she really should be able to bask in the glow of her job well done. [Source]