British comic Ricky Gervais refuses to play romantic heroes in Hollywood movies, as he has found his niche playing "losers".

The Extras creator has no intention of trying to be sexy on screen, as he is already entrenched in the public consciousness as a funnyman.

He says, "I don't mind making a fool of myself on camera - I can do that until the cows come home.

"But me being enigmatic or sexy? I don't think so. Putz I can do. And I'm not bad at loser. But romantic lead? Never."