You’ve done well to keep this relationship a secret!
Dillman: Yeah, it’s been under wraps for a bit!
So how long have you been an item?
O’Connor: Most of this year.
Tell us how it all began.
Dillman: Well, we actually met at uni…
O’Connor: Which, as of this year, was six or seven years ago.
Dillman: We knew each other at school and then we met at uni, but we didn’t spend a lot of time together. Then we started working together, and Bob’s your uncle!
Was there a moment when the chemistry was just too much to ignore?
O’Connor: It would have been after [filming in country town Parachilna in South Australia]… we were in this remote, beautiful place in Australia and sometimes you just get swept up in the beauty of your surroundings.
Dillman: And you really see everything [about the other person].
Did your co-stars or crew suspect you were together?
O’Connor: It was pretty obvious!
Working and dating –you must spend all your time together?
O’Connor: Since we’ve started dating, there hasn’t been a day that we haven’t seen each other.
Do you find dating another actor is easier?
O’Connor: They do understand things that can be hard to explain to someone who’s not an actor.
Dillman: We are really lucky –being in this industry, ifyou weren’t working with your partner, you’d never see them!
Are you guys living together?
O’Connor: We are looking at getting a dog.
Dillman: But we argue over the dog breeds. I really want a bulldog.
O’Connor: They are so ugly! And they dribble.
Dillman: They’re just like me! [Laughs]
O’Connor: You do drool.
Dillman: Really sexy!
Speaking of sexy, what attracts you most to each other?
O’Connor: Well, Sophie’s obviously beautiful. We’re pretty similar with our personalities.
Dillman: We’re both fairly stubborn and focused!
WHO's SEXIEST: BTS with Sophie Dillman and Patrick O'Connor
WHO's sexiest 2019 is out now!