Maggie Gyllenhaal enjoys healthy competition with brother JAKE when it comes to their careers - but she's the first to offer The Day After Tomorrow actor support when he needs someone to talk to.

The MONA LISA SMILE star always confides in her brother after they are reunited following weeks apart - yet they still squabble just like any other siblings.

The 27-year-old told British film magazine EMPIRE, "Everyone asks us whether we're competitive and the thing is we are. We fight sometimes, but we love each other. And hey, we're not going for the same roles...

"We are very close, and the older we get, the closer we are. Sometimes a couple of weeks go by and we don't talk at all, then as soon as we do it's about the most important, complicated things that are happening."

02/02/2005 09:14