Rose Byrne Reveals the Best Thing About Dating Bobby Cannavale

The actress and her three-time costar have been together for three years

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Sure, it’s fun to share the screen with your movie star boyfriend. But if he knows his way around the kitchen too – even better.

“Bobby’s a great cook,” Rose Byrne tells PEOPLE of her boyfriend of three years, Bobby Cannavale, 45. “He’s Cuban and he does a couple of really good Cuban dishes like arroz con pollo and Cuban cocktails. He’s better than I am. I’m the good cleaner after!”

She’s good at a few other things too. Byrne stars in Spy as a villainous arms dealer up against an undercover CIA agent played by Melissa McCarthy. Cannavale plays an Italian playboy in the film.

“It was a lot of fun,” says Byrne, 35, of reuniting with her Bridesmaids costar McCarthy. And acting alongside Cannavale (they also costarred in Annie and Adult Beginners) “is a very intense thing you can experience together,” says Byrne. “It’s not for everybody, but I think he’s such a great actor.”

As for working off those Cuban dish-acquired calories, Byrne prefers a very un-Hollywood workout: swimming at the YMCA.

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“Being Australian, we have so many great outdoor pools, so for me it’s the best exercise,” she says. “Even though it’s probably not that trendy!”

For more from Byrne, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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