On December 23, Douglas went on what he described on Twitter as a ‘divine’ day out with Vanessa and their actor friend Freddie Fox – taking a speedboat up the Thames to brunch at The Wolseley.
Vanessa affectionately mocked Douglas’s turn of phrase, tweeting: ‘ “Divine” brunch.
Sorry guys, but your ideal body expectations are surreal for 99% of female population.
And that divine 1% might never want to date with you, unless you are Ryan Gosling, Cristiano Ronaldo, or someone equally hot.
But in real life, Great Expectations stars Douglas Booth and Vanessa Kirby have been enjoying the most playful and flirtatious of relationships – creating an on-screen chemistry that helped the BBC1 adaptation attract up to 6.6 million viewers.
In the Dickens drama, the pair played Pip and Estella, who form a bond despite the awkward class divides of 19th Century Britain.
Don’t pace nervously around the room, sighing for the tenth time, looking at your watch and moaning: “Are you ready, yet? Most of us were not born so naturally good-looking as you are.
The messages began as long ago as September, when handsome Burberry model Douglas, 19, finished filming scenes with Vanessa, 24. We will get her tweeting soon.’ Another flirtatious exchange took place last week when a friend of Vanessa sent her a message saying: ‘So excited to watch my mental friend @nookirby go all goggly eyed [sic] at @douglas_j_booth in Great Expectations at 9’, to which Vanessa jokingly replied: ‘Googly eyed? He looks far too [much] like Justin Bieber.’On December 20, Douglas sent his co-star a ‘screen-grab’ of his i Pod, showing that he was listening to Green Eyes, a romantic song by Coldplay which contains the lyrics: ‘Honey you are a rock upon which I stand.’ Away from Twitter, Douglas began escorting Vanessa to events after filming finished.Let us briefly trace the development of Japanese gender roles before looking into the roles found in modern Japan.Japan was a fairly equitable matriarchal society until Confucian ideas immigrated from China.Indeed, it was Twitter-mad Douglas who encouraged his co-star to join the site in the first place, writing: ‘@nookirby [Vanessa’s user name on the site] is my Great Expectations co-star . He was seen cosying up to her during a Mulberry show at London Fashion Week, and they posed together at the Burberry show the next day.The pair also went to the opening night of the English National Ballet production of The Nutcracker together last month.