Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston on the set of The Bounty in July.
08/04/2009 AT 07:15 AM EDT
If Gerard Butler
was dating Jennifer Aniston
, he'd be the first to admit it, he says.
"If I was, I would say I was," the actor told British TV show GMTV on Monday.
Butler, 39, has been recently and repeatedly linked
to Aniston, with whom he's currently filming The Bounty
But even though the two look cozy in photos, he says there is nothing to it. "It's just that if you're not married in Hollywood and you're working with somebody else who's single, you're having a thing with her."
Not that there's anything wrong with Aniston, 40. Butler described her to PEOPLE last month as "classy." He added to GMTV
, "I'm not embarrassed by her ... Maybe she's embarrassed by me though!"
And just to add more fire to the speculation, Butler says he's looking forward to the day on The Bounty
set when they get to share some kisses. "I haven't done it yet," said, "but I'm excited ... I'm lucky – yeah, I know."