She said of her relationship with the politician that she feels she’s dating Captain America.
“I mean he’s just such an amazing, brilliant, kind, empathetic, beautiful, loving human being,” she explained to Variety while in Toronto for the Film Festival.
Ironically, her new show explores corruption in politics, so it’s been interesting for the 40-year-old to embody her character while being adjacent to politics in the real world.
“It’s been really interesting just, you know, talking to him (Booker) and talking to his staff about you know the premiere here,” Dawson said of her role. She also joked about her character on the show and if there were any similarities between her fictional storyline and her real life one.
“He’s a senator, he’s got his eyes on the presidency and he’s someone I work with, and we’re having an affair — otherwise there’s no similarities whatsoever.”
Even though Dawson is a huge fan of Cory both professionally and personally, she has decided not to vocally campaign for any of the particular candidates.
“Regardless of Cory, I wasn’t going to be behind any particular candidate this election,” she told the press. “I really just want to be behind the electorate.”
She also emphasized how important it is for people to be active and vote this next election round.
“This election is really really critical,” she added. “A lot of the themes that are touched on [in ‘Briarpatch’] are really, narratively critical for us to be talking about in a wider space so that people can come to the table and see where their position is and see where they can be active…We need all hands on decks.”