Former Versace model James Marsden has admitted that he does not feel like he's a sex symbol.
Currently starring in Lee Daniels' The Butler, the singer and actor told Out magazine that his good looks do not correspond to his personality in the way that people might assume.
"I'm actually less comfortable being the smouldering hot guy," he admitted. "I know I have a face like a model, but I'm actually just a goofy drama nerd underneath."
Marsden also noted that his instincts about the commercial prospects or artistic quality of a movie he's in cannot always be relied upon.
"I never set out to make a bad movie," he said. "Some movies just turn out bad, and I want to scream, 'Why did you pick that take?' Then there are some movies that I've been in that I was sure people would laugh at, that have become huge.
Recalling one particular hit he said: "I thought The Notebook was going to be a schmaltzy Movie of the Week-type thing, and here we are!"