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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Rose McGowan and more team for powerful anti-Trump sexual assault PSA

Oscar nominated director Liz Garbus created a politically charged PSA video featuring stars like Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, and Maggie Gyllenhaal as well as survivors of sexual assault. Throughout the video, women and girls describe what was said to them by their attackers, and comment on GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s remarks about women.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal wants Truth and Power to 'activate' viewers

When Maggie Gyllenhall signed on to narrate Truth and Power, the 10-part investigative documentary series that airs on Pivot, she was as eager to learn as she was to teach. “I didn’t even know the subject matter of each of the episodes when I began,” she says. “I really think what got me into it was my curiosity, and I sort of thought, if I narrate these things, surely I will get to learn about them.”

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to star in HBO porn drama

Maggie Gyllenhaal is coming to HBO.  

The Dark Knight and Secretary star has been cast in David Simon’s 1970s porn drama pilot The Deuce. She’ll play Eileen Merrell, a.k.a. Candy, a “Times Square hooker and veteran with an entrepreneurial bent who is drawn into the fledgling porn industry.”

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Maggie Gyllenhaal informed she's too old to play the love-interest of a 55-year-old man

Maggie Gyllenhaal had a good run, but now that’s she’s 37 years old, it’s time for her to cover up, put her affairs in order, and stop the charade of thinking she can attract a 55-year-old man. At least that’s the message Hollywood seemed to send recently when she didn’t get a movie role because she was considered too old to play the love interest of a man 18 years her senior. “It was astonishing to me,” she told The Wrap.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal talks on-screen sexuality and movies that change the world

Maggie Gyllenhaal was once in a comic-book movie. The biggest comic-book movie of its time—The Dark Knight. And the film killed her character off in dramatic, heart-in-your-throat fashion. That’s Maggie Gyllenhaal. Even in the grandest Hollywood spectacle, she grounded her comic-book character in reality and made sure viewers felt the real emotion and consequences of superhero storytelling. 

Gyllenhaal cares a lot. About being an artist, about making movies that challenge herself and the audience. About being a mother (of two daughters), a wife (to actor Peter Sarsgaard), and a daughter (to directors Naomi Foner and Stephen Gyllenhaal). About what’s going on in the world—politically, socially, and culturally. Recently, she teamed up with other celebs, including Rob Lowe, Zachary Quinto, and Angela Bassett, on an educational video about long-term care planning for Genworth Insurance. (Watch it below.) 

EW spoke with Gyllenhaal, who recently completed three months on Broadway opposite Ewan McGregor in a revival of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. The Golden Globe Award winner—for last year’s miniseries The Honourable Woman—likes to have a conversation. So of course we asked about Fifty Shades of Grey and cinematic sexuality. You’re welcome.  

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