Ricky Gervais: I Hate Exercising in Public

Ricky Gervais: I Hate Exercising in Public
Sara De Boer/Retna

10/12/2008 AT 04:15 PM EDT

No swank Hollywood gyms for British comedy star Ricky Gervais.

The creator of the award-winning series The Office says he and girlfriend Jane Fallon recently bought a place in New York with "a gym in the basement."

"So I never have to exercise in public," Gervais, 47, tells the November issue of Britain's Psychologies Magazine.

"My favorite thing in the world is to come home, have a swim, put my pajamas on and open a bottle of wine," he adds. "That's it for me."

Gervais, who tried his hand at being a pop star before stand-up comedy, writing and directing, also reflects on his love-hate relationship with mirrors.

"Twenty years ago, it was a joy. I used to love standing in front of the mirror going 'Yeah!' Now it's just disappointing," he says. "But I spent so much time looking at myself in my twenties, I'm probably just starting to break even."

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