Jake Gyllenhaal: ‘I could bleach my hair to play Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain’ – video

'Prince Of Persia' star says he's unsure if he'd be right choice

Jake Gyllenhaal has told NME the flowing locks that he sports in blockbuster Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time could be put to another use – playing Kurt Cobain.

However, in a video interview you can watch on the right, the actor admitted that he wasn’t sure if he’d be the right choice to play the Nirvana frontman in a much-mooted biopic.

He said: “I don’t know if I’d be the right choice – but the hair from Prince of Persia could translate somehow. We could just bleach it!”

Known for dramatic roles in films such as Donnie Darko and Brokeback Mountain, Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time – based on a computer game and co-starring Gemma Arterton – marks Gyllenhaal‘s first leading role in an action blockbuster.

“It’s so fun to be in action films, because I’m a pretty physical person, so being able to be physical and be paid for it is a dream come true, so if I am asked again I will not hesitate,” he explained.

Location shoots for the film took place in Morocco, but the majority of studio filming took place in Pinewood Studios, just outside London, and Gyllenhaal clearly has British musical tastes.

“At the moment I’m really into Mumford and Sons,” he said. “I really love them, and Laura Marling. I think I may go see Florence And The Machine, which I’m really looking forward too.”