Jake Gyllenhaal excited about turning 30

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2010, 15:04 PM IST

London: Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal is all set to reach the milestone age and the actor feels honoured to reach 30 rather than be worried about ageing.

The `Brokeback Mountain` star, who is rumoured to be dating country singer Taylor Swift, will be turning 30 on December 19, Contactmusic reported.

"I feel good about it. I`m excited. It`s like the closing of a chapter of one part of my life and into another. It`s kind of an honour to get to 30. I`ve finally realised I really enjoy being in my own skin. So it`s given me the opportunity to realise what I like. You pass through all different stages," said Gyllenhaal.

Born to director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal, who shot to fame playing a psychologically troubled teen in `Donnie Darko`, has a library of films that catalogues how he has changed in recent years.

"I have different movies that are representations of those different times in my life, which is odd. That doesn`t happen to many people, where they get to grow up in movies," said the actor.

Gyllenhaal also admitted he is glad he never got carried away by the trappings of fame and managed to stay grounded by remaining close to his family and friends.

"I don`t think ignoring it is a bad thing. You`ve got to plug your ears up and tie yourself to the mast and beg the people you love not to untie you. But I don`t think anyone is immune to the oddities of these types of things", he added.

PTI