Adam Brody is not a smooth womaniser.

The former 'O.C.' star plays ladies' man Charlie Walker in new college movie 'Damsels in Distress' but insists he is nothing like his alter-ego as he would never be able to pull his cool moves off in real life.

He said: ''I haven't ever bought drinks for a stranger and sent them across the bar by way of introduction.''

However, Adam, 32, says his character is not as confident as he appears and actually has a lot of insecurities.

In an interview with The Independent newspaper, he said: ''I think to a certain degree Charlie is intellectual and he is certainly striving to better himself. But at the same time, he's a bit insecure about his actual standing in life and where he's going. He's probably insecure about a lot of things and I can certainly relate to that. I can't really say if I'm intellectual or the opposite.''

Adam also says when it comes to choosing movies, he is more concerned with the storylines rather than the character he'd be playing.

He said: ''I'm less concerned with the character, and more concerned with whether I want to see the movie in the cinemas and like the piece as a whole and I sort of adapt myself into the character. I like to work with someone I admire.''

Adam stars in 'Damsels in Distress' with Greta Gerwig, Analeigh Tipton and Ryan Metcalf.