Rosario Dawson, Danny Boyle talk "Trance" at New York premiere

Rosario Dawson and her director Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire," "Trainspotting") may have recently split, but they did lock lips briefly while saying their hellos to each other at the New York premiere of their new film, "Trance."

It seems like an amicable break-up, as Dawson, 33, had nothing but praise for her director, 56, when she spoke to on the red carpet Tuesday night.

"I had met him on an audition for a film that neither one of us ended up doing," Dawson said at the premiere, "But I remember walking away from it feeling like I learned a lot. And when I read this script, I knew it would be something quite provocative and strong to work with him on...he's been wanting to do for a long time."

While there's not a lot we can say about the plot of "Trance" since it's filled with twists and turns, we can tell you that James McAvoy stars as an art auctioneer who gets twisted up in a heist plot and ends up visiting a hypnotherapist (Dawson) to try and remember the location of a missing painting.

Dawson also revealed that, in preparation for her role, she spent time studying at the same hypnotherapy school once owned by actress Florence Henderson's late husband, John Kapaps.

Watch the video above to see Dawson and Boyle talking about "Trance," which opens in theaters on Friday.

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