Jake Gyllenhaal admits to crushing on Jennifer Aniston 'for years'


Jake Gyllenhaal has admitted to a long-time crush on one of Hollywood's biggest actresses: Jennifer Aniston.

Jake and Jennifer starred together in 2002´s The Good Girl, when he was just 22 and played her love interest - but apparently Jake had some real-life feelings for his co-star.

Jake Gyllenhaal gives Jennifer Aniston a kiss as he presents her with the Vanguard Award in 2007

He told People magazine: "I will say, I had a crush on her for years. And working with her was not easy."

Joking around when he was asked to describe her, the 35-year-old quipped: "She's a rough one. Not likeable. So hard to compliment."

On filming with his crush, he said: "I was - um, yeah. That's all I'm going to say. It was lovely. It wasn't hard, that's what I would say."

He said he was attracted to her after seeing "who she is" on screen.

"Not so much Friends, but kind of her personality from afar, and movies she was in," he explained.

"And some of Friends - I'm not a huge Friends fan - but who she is."