When HBO's hit series Entourage returns for a 7th season on June 27th, Dominican actress Dania Ramirez (Heroes, The Sopranos) will join the cast in the recurring role of Alex, a sexy new love interest for Turtle (A.J. Ferrara). But it’s Dania’s real-life "friendship” with Ferrara that’s got people talking. In March, the 29-year-old actress was spotted grabbing a bite to eat with Ferrara, 30, at Madeo's in West Hollywood.
"People always take pictures,” replied the actress when asked about her night out with Ferrara. “We were definitely hanging out and actually we were with the creator [of Entourage] as well. We were just having dinner. Jerry and I have been friends a long time. It's always good to get a chance to work with your friends."
But are the two, who first met back in 2004 on the independent film Cross Bronx, really just friends? When Latina.com recently asked the actress directly if they're dating, she responded: "Well, I’d rather just talk about the character than who I’m dating or not dating.” Hmm, that’s not exactly a denial.
Maybe Ferrara is into dating his Latina co-stars? He is rebounding from a breakup with Dania’s Sopranos pal, Jamie-Lynn Sigler. Like Ramirez, Sigler also played Ferrara’s love interest on Entourage.
Though Ramirez admits that she and Ferrara have “great chemistry,” she says it takes some time for their characters to warm up to each other. “I start off as an employee, so it's not love at first sight. But we end up being something.”