There are not many people who have a famous actor acting as their chauffeur.
So no wonder was staring so lovingly at her older lover Joaquin Phoenix as he took her for a ride in Los Angeles at the weekend.
The dynamic duo looked like they were having a thrilling time as they tackled the joys of city traffic in the upmarket Los Feliz area.
Struck by Cupid’s arrow: Rooney Mara stared lovingly at Joaquin Phoenix as he took her for a ride in Los Angeles on Saturday
Perhaps they had opted to go for a drive following one of the highly trained martial artist’s karate lessons.
Last week jolly Joaquin, 42, looked every inch the miniature Chuck Norris as he ambled around without shoes on following a chopping and kicking session.
It seems he is quite the karate exponent, for he was seen carrying a brown belt, the last rank before earning the fabled black.
No doubt 32-year-old Rooney is very impressed by the fact her man is a lethal weapon off the screen.
Are you not entertained? The Gladiator seemed to be having a great time cruising
Her outdoors: She looked like she was enjoying the sweltering California sunshine
Loving the banter: Joaquin looked like he was hanging on every word
It had been reported the pair fell for one another while filming the biblical epic Mary Magdalene.
Rooney is featured as the titular character in the upcoming film, while Joaquin plays the role of Jesus.
The much-anticipated new movie was shot in Italy and during filming breaks, Joaquin and Rooney were spotted hanging out together, including one time when they were seen smoking on the balcony of their hotel room
The two movie stars previously worked together on the Spike Jonze-directed Her.
In 2018, Mara will work with Joaquin again in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot directed by Gus Van Sant.
Hai Karate kid: Perhaps he won over rumoured lover Rooney by wearing the famous cologne