Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel: Cajun Courtship?

Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel

GSI Media

updated 06/06/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 06/06/2011 AT 10:30 AM ET

Are Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel an item?

Their reps say the two actors are “just friends,” but they appeared to be pretty close friends while shooting Playing the Field in Shreveport, La., last month. And over the weekend, new photos surfaced of Biel enjoying a ride on the back of Butler’s motorcycle down the PCH in Malibu.

A source in Shreveport tells PEOPLE that, off the set, Butler and Biel were “friendly but professional,” but it’s clear the two enjoyed each other’s company in their downtime, as well.

Before shooting began, Butler, 41, who has a reputation as a ladies’ man, and Biel, 29, who had just broken up with Justin Timberlake, were the center of attention at a cast and crew dinner at Tokyo Japanese Restaurant. One source tells PEOPLE the two stars sat next to each other the entire evening, talking and laughing, with Butler eating off of Biel’s plate.

“He knows he looks good,” the onlooker tells PEOPLE. “If I were her, I’d hook up with him. She looks good, too, and she knew she looked good, swinging her hips around.”

The source adds: “They looked like a couple. They were having a good time.”

The two appear to have some things in common: both enjoy outdoor activities, with Butler using his time off the set to canoe while Biel played golf.


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