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I got into acting for Monica Bellucci: Jay Baruchel

Los Angeles: Canadian actor Jay Baruchel is completely in awe of his "The Sorcerer`s Apprentice" co-star Monica Bellucci and calls her the most beautiful women in the history of the world - and for whom he ventured into acting.

"I was lucky enough to be on set with her.She has such a strong presence on screen, so to get the chance to work with her was an absolute honour. She is amazing and she is probably the most beautiful woman in the history of the world," Jay said in a press interview.

"There was one night during production where Monica and Teresa Palmer (his other co-star in the movie) were on set at the same time and I thought, `this is why I got into acting`," he added.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Jon Turteltaub, "The Sorcerer`s Apprentice" released Friday worldwide. Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, it stars Nicolas Cage in the lead. In India, the movie hit the screens in four languages - English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

An epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Cage) and his hapless apprentice Dave Stuler (Baruchel), who are swept into the centre of an ancient conflict between good and evil, the star cast of the movie also includes Alfred Molina, who plays the arch-nemesis of the Sorcerer.

Jay, 28, is gaga over Nicholas.

"I respect him infinitely for that. He is someone in many ways I aspire to be and it is absolutely incredible to play scenes with him. Getting to be on screen with somebody of his stature and his ability is huge for me," said the actor, who made a successful career with movies like "Million Dollar Baby", "Knocked Up" and "Tropic Thunder".

Known for his penchant for humour, Jay feels physical comedy is the purest form of comedy because it requires no translation.

"I`ve been tripping and falling down my whole life, so I figured I might as well find a way to get paid for it," he said.

"Physical comedy is the purest form of comedy because it requires no translation. Regardless of what language you speak or where you live, everyone finds someone falling down or getting kicked funny. That`s why I love it," he added.

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