Actor is modest about his looks

Hollywood heartthrob Jake Gyllenhaal says he doesn’t understand why he’s become a bit of a sex symbol.

‘I don’t think of myself as good-looking,’ he admits. ‘Not at all. When I was a kid I had these huge glasses.

‘I once went to a fancy dress as a Crest toothpaste tube with these huge glasses stuck on.

‘That is how I see myself most of the time. A Crest toothpaste with bad eyesight.’

Jake, 26, and new love Reese Witherspoon went public with their relationship this weekend after enjoying a romantic weekend in Rome.