Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal wants to don director’s hat

London: ‘Brokeback Mountain’ star Jake Gyllenhaal is planning to direct films in the future because he constantly worries about his longevity as an actor.

The actor fears his onscreen appeal will eventually wane and he wants to expand his Hollywood career by making his own movies.

"Well, I do have a number of things that I’m developing. That’s probably where the future lies for me - but I’m not going to give up the day job just yet. I’d like to see where it goes,” the Daily Star quoted him as saying.

"You’re always wondering how long this will last. It’s a piece of being an actor. There’s always someone more talented or younger than you. But I also like to write. In years to come, I think that will expand. I won’t just be scrapping for the next job. Maybe I’ll create something for myself," he added.