Jake Gyllenhaal says smooching Heath Ledger in 'Brokeback Mountain' was like exfoliating - because of all the stubble. The heartthrob star reportedly claims kissing Heath in the gay cowboy movie was like giving his face a good scrub. He told Empire magazine: "When we kissed it felt like we were exfoliating.

"It was definitely more aggressive. It was physically a much stronger thing." Gyllenhaal also admits he was left injured after filming a scene in which the two actors - who have a secret homosexual affair in the critically acclaimed film - fight each other.

And the 26-year-old star claims shooting the movie's sex scenes was just as rough as the when he and Heath had to grapple with one another. He added: "When we fight in the movie it's very similar to when we are physical with each other.

"I was pretty $%^&ed up after one of the scenes. We were rolling down the hill, really punching each other, strangling each other." Last year, Jake confessed he was flattered by rumours he is bisexual.

The actor insisted he only fancies women and has never had a gay experience - but wouldn't be worried if he found he was attracted to a man. He said at the time: "You know it's flattering when there's a rumour that says I'm bisexual. It means I can play more kinds of roles, I'm open to whatever people want to call me.

"I've never really been attracted to men sexually, but I don't think I would be afraid of it if it happened."