updated 10/05/2010 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/05/2010 AT 9:30 AM ET
With only two months to go until he turns 30, Jake Gyllenhaal has mixed emotions about the milestone.
“Look guys, I’m not 30 yet!” Gyllenhaal cracked at Saturday’s New Yorker Festival in Manhattan. “Can you cut it with the 30 comments?”
Deflecting – humorously – any questions about leaving his 20s behind, the Love and Other Drugs star may feel wistful, but he also says he is comfortable with the person he has become.
“I feel more like myself. I feel like now, it’s just the beginning,” he says. “I guess you get to a point at 30 or somewhere and you say, ‘What I am, is what I am and that’s what I’m going to be and that’s all good. I don’t need to be anything else.’ And that’s kind of how I feel.”