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Although Jake Gyllenhaal has dated and starred beside a who’s-who list of celebs, one particular starlet caught the talented performer’s attention.

The actor sat down with People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle to chat about a celebrity crush that he had even before working alongside her. It was his co-star from The Good Girl, Jennifer Aniston.

“She’s a rough one. Not likable. So hard to compliment,” the 35-year-old kidded. Looking slightly bashful, the actor admitted that working with Aniston had its difficult moments.

“I will say, I had a crush on her for years. And working with her was not easy,” Gyllenhaal 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.”

The heartthrob went on to explain that it wasn’t the actress’s Friends role that stole his heart, but more how she conducted herself and the films she chose that caught his eye.

“Not so much Friends, but kind of her personality from afar, and movies she was in,” he said. “And some of Friends – I’m not a huge Friends fan – but who she is.”

These two should definitely join forces for another film. It’s time!