Rosario Dawson could be the next First Lady of the United States, but she says that she and boyfriend Cory Booker are able to separate their private and professional lives.
While sitting down with Variety, the actress spoke about what it was like to date the democratic candidate.
“I feel like I’m dating Captain America, I mean he’s just such an amazing, brilliant, kind, empathetic, beautiful, loving human being — Cory — and then this character has that as his sort of face,” she told the publication during the Toronto International Film Festival. “They could not be more different characters.”
Dawson is even able to pull from her real life for her part in “Briarpatch” where she plays an investigator working for a senator who returns to her hometown after her local detective sister is killed.
“It’s been really interesting just you know talking to him and talking to his staff about you know the premiere here,” Dawson said while joking about the similarities. “He’s a senator, he’s got his eyes on the presidency and he’s someone I work with, and we’re having an affair — otherwise there’s no similarities whatsoever.”
The actress also touched on the importance of voting.
“Regardless of Cory, I wasn’t going to be behind any particular candidate this election,” she said. “I really just want to be behind the electorate.”
“This election is really really critical,” she added. “A lot of the themes that are touched on [in ‘Briarpatch’] are really, narratively critical for us to be talking about in a wider space so that people can come to the table and see where their position is and see where they can be active…We need all hands on decks.”