updated 01/21/2011 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/21/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
Sandra Bullock is making herself at home in the Big Apple.
The actress, 46 – who has long maintained a residence in New York City but primarily splits her time between Austin and New Orleans – is settling in to begin shooting on her next film, the drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
After returning to Manhattan following her appearance at the Golden Globes last week – where she playfully dismissed rumors of a romance with actor Ryan Reynolds, saying, “he is not my lovah” – Bullock has been keeping things low-key around town with Louis.
Snapped with Louis leaving her downtown apartment, the actress remained mum when photographers asked about her reaction to news of her ex-husband Jesse James’s engagement.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close officially begins production at the end of January.
Reporting by KATE HALLETT