Chris O'Dowd thinks he's the kind of guy girls want to set their sister up with.

The 'Bridesmaids' actor has found himself subject to much more female attention since he starred in the surprise hit film, but doesn't think he'll ever be a sex symbol.

He said: ''I just don't think women look at me as sexual. They see me more like a guy they would like to set their sister up with. I play very sweet characters, so people look at me like I'm the kid from the [teenage sitcom] 'The Wonder Years', rather than Brad Pitt.''

Chris - who is married to TV presenter Dawn Porter - is set to star as the male in another female led film, 'The Sapphires', but says he's happy with his status.

He added to GQ magazine: ''I think, as a man, I don't need to necessarily be worried about people remembering who I am or going by unnoticed, because they will always say, 'Oh, he's the guy.' I will say that from now on, I'll just do female ensembles. I hope the next one is a comedy in a strip club.''