Cressida Bonas has grown close to actor Will Poulter and is thought to be hoping he can help launch her acting career.
The blonde beauty split from Britain's Prince Harry in April this year, after nearly two years of courting.
Since the love break, Cressida has been spotted out partying at top London nightspots as well as enjoying this year's Glastonbury Festival. It was at the annual music event where Cressida was spotted getting cosy with British actor Will.
"They swapped numbers and have been texting and calling each other a lot. I think they've even met up a couple of times. She's really got the acting bug and says he's been giving her lots of tips and advice," a friend of Cressida's told British magazine Now.
"Her dream is to get into movies and she's hoping Will can open doors for her. She's already talking about going over to LA with him."
Her move into acting is already well underway, with the trained dancer currently treading the boards at London's Rosemary Branch theatre where she is performing in There’s a Monster in the Lake.
Her portrayal of the wolf in Tallulah Brown's play has won her praise, and Cressida is hoping it will help land her a movie role.
As well as giving her acting advice, We're the Millers star Will is also thought to be growing close to Cressida in a more romantic way - but her friend warns it's only early days.
"There's a spark between them. Cress insists they're just good friends, but that's what she said about Harry at first and we all know how that turned out!" the insider added.
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