Movie hunk Jake Gyllenhaal has persuaded his girlfriend Kirsten Dunst to buy an environmentally-friendly hybrid car after starring in disaster film THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.

In the summer (04) blockbuster - which also stars DENNIS QUAID - a new ice age is brought about by a dramatic climate change, caused by global warming.

And, though experts insist the movie is pure fiction, it was enough to get Gyllenhaal thinking green.

He says, "There was a period of after I finished the movie where I was definitely thinking about buying a hybrid car and I know how important it is. I'm still thinking about it but she's (Dunst) getting a hybrid car. She's buying one."

28/05/2004 09:16