updated 02/10/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/10/2010 AT 12:30 PM ET
Kate Bosworth and True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgard will be steaming up the big screen in the upcoming remake of the ’70s thriller Straw Dogs, but off screen she says they’re simply close pals, despite rumors of being romantically linked for months.
“We are very good friends,” Bosworth told PEOPLE Tuesday at a Chanel dinner in New York honoring Vanessa Paradis for Rouge Coco lipstick. “He’s a wonderful, wonderful man. I adore him.”
Bosworth, 27, and Skarsgard, 33, met last year while filming in Shreveport, La., and were spotted together last week at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont, where she gave him a quick smooch on the lips. Still, she remained coy when pressed about their relationship status.
“That’s a minefield, man! I’m not stepping into that,” she said. “I’ve learned too well from being on that road.”