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Jake Gyllenhaal really doesn't like being asked about Taylor Swift in awkward interview with The Guardian

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal attends a photocall during day eight of the 12th annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 16, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIFF)
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal attends a photocall during day eight of the 12th annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 16, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIFF)
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal speaks onstage during the "Demolition" press conference at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 11, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal attends a photocall during day eight of the 12th annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 16, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIFF)
Jake Gyllenhaal attends the premiere of 'Nocturnal Animals' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 2, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
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Jake Gyllenhaal (L) and Sienna Miller attend IFP, Calvin Klein Collection & euphoria Calvin Klein celebrate Women in Film at the 68th Cannes Film Festival
Designer: Taylor Swift in her Balmain jumpsuit, not the Nasty Gal knock-off
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and his sister, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, arrive at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images).
Actress Kirsten Dunst and actor Jake Gyllenhaal arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala sponsored by Gucci April 28, 2003

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Jake Gyllenhaal refused to discuss his former romance with Taylor Swift in an awkward interview recently.

The 36-year-old actor dated Taylor for a few months back in 2010 and 2011 before calling time on their relationship. While Taylor is believed to have used the romance as inspiration for her songs including All Too Well and The Last Time, Jake isn't interested in attracting more publicity for himself by speaking about the short-lived pairing.

The actor made that more than clear as he was asked about his ex during an interview with The Guardian newspaper about his new movie Life.

“I’m not necessarily guarded, but I consider intimacy to be very important and I don’t think everybody needs to know about my family or my personal details,” he told the publication. “I’m old-school in that way.”

Designer: Taylor Swift in her Balmain jumpsuit, not the Nasty Gal knock-off
Designer: Taylor Swift in her Balmain jumpsuit, not the Nasty Gal knock-off

The interviewer then questioned Jake as to why he would have dated Taylor, who is "renowned for using past relationships as source material in her songs," with the actor replying, "I think when you’re in a relationship, you are constantly scrutinised, your friends are scrutinised, but… (shrug).”

Despite Jake's frosty responses, the journalist refused to let the topic of discussion go, and continued his line of questioning by asking if he had ever heard any of the tunes Taylor had reportedly penned about their relationship.

At that point, a miffed Jake retorted: "I would love to not talk about my personal life. I would love to talk about the movie.”

Taylor and Jake's split is believed to have inspired the majority of the singer's album Red, with anthem We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together also apparently written about the Source Code actor.

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Jake Gyllenhaal

However, during an interview with New York magazine in 2013, Taylor revealed that she had "heard from the guy that most of Red is about" and while she didn't name any names, fans took her remarks to be about Jake.

Recalling the contact she had with the ex, Taylor told the publication: "He was like, 'I just listened to the album, and that was a really bittersweet experience for me. It was like going through a photo album.' That was nice. Nicer than, like, the ranting, crazy e-mails I got from this one dude."

Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images).
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images).

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