Maggie Gyllenhaal: ‘The Deuce’ Is The Work I’m Most Proud Of In My Life | Sunday TODAY

Maggie Gyllenhaal: ‘The Deuce’ Is The Work I’m Most Proud Of In My Life | Sunday TODAY


>>>YOU TOLD ME WHEN THE DAY CAME THAT WE WOULD MEET TOGETHER.>>CHRIS, DON’T MAKE ME YOUR ONE HOPE FOR A NORMAL LIFE.>>DID YOU MEAN IT?>>YES.>>THAT’S MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL AS RACHEL IN THE 2008 MOVIE “THE DARK KNIGHT” WHICH MADE MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS AROUND THE WORLD. SHE MADE HER FAMOUS NAME WITH HER OSCAR NOMINATED PERFORMANCE IN “SECRETARY,” “THE HONORABLE WOMAN,” AND “CRAZY HEART.” THE 41-YEAR-OLD HAD BEEN STAR AND PRODUCER OF THE HBO SERIES PRODUCED. SHE PLAYED CANDY IN NEW YORK CITY. MAGGIE AND I GOT TOGETHER HERE IN NEW YORK FOR A SUNDAY SIT DOWN AROUND THE SHOW’S THIRD AND FINAL SEASON.>>SO WHAT DO YOU DO?>>I MAKE PORN. I AM A PORNAGRAPHER.>>THE CAMERA LOVES YOU.>>THE WAY TO ZRDESCRIBE THE SERIES, OH, WHAT’S ABOUT?>>OH, IT IS ABOUT PORN IN THE 1970s>>THE BIRTH OF PORN.>>WHEN PEOPLE ASK YOU WHAT’S THE SHOW IS ABOUT, WHAT DO YOU TELL THEM?>>YEAH, I TELL THEM ABOUT THE BIRTH OF PORN IN NEW YORK. NO, I THINK IT IS ABOUT WHAT IS THE COST OF KIND OF UNCHECKED WILD WEST, CAPITALISM IN GENERAL WHICH IS WHAT THE PORN INDUSTRY IS. WHO GETS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. AT ONE POINT CANDY SAYS WHAT MEN PAY FOR THAT BECOMES THE WORLD? GYLLENHAAL STARS IN AND PRODUCES “THE DEUCE” IN A TIME SQUS SQUA AND DANGER AREA OF NEW YORK CITY.>>WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BEING ON THE PROJECT AND BEING A PRODUCER TO HELP STEER THE STORY. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU?>>JUST SORT OF GUARANTEEING A PLACE AT THE TABLE. I AM GOING TO BE NAKED PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY, I WANT TO BE SURE THAT WE ARE ULTIMATELY SAYING SOMETHING THAT I CAN GET BEHIND. AS IT WENT ON, I REALIZED THAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A COLLABORATION THAT THE CREDIT OF BEING A PRODUCER AND SOME WAYS DID NOT MATTER ALTHOUGH, YOU KNOW IT DID MATTER FOR ME TO BE HONEST.>>DID IT TAKE YOU A WHILE TO GET TO YOUR POINT OF YEAR, WAIT A MINUTE, NOT ONLY SHOULD I BE DOING THIS, PUTTING MY NAME ON THE DOOR BUT I DESERVE IT.>>LATELY I FELT LIKE WHY DO I NOT NEED THE CREDIT OR DO IT FOR FREE. IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO FEEL ENTITLED TO ASK TO THOSE THINGS.>>ALL THE GREAT THINGS COMING DOWN THE PIPES.>>HOW ARE YOU FEELING NOW AS YOU INTRODUCE THIS LAST SEASON TO THE WORLD?>>I FEEL REALLY PROUD THIS SEASON. THIS IS THE WORK I AM MOST PROUD OF SO FAR IN MY LIFE. IT IS A REALLY NICE FEELING TO FEEL THE LAST THING YOU DID IS THE THING YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF.>>YOU’RE WORKING.>>YEAH. AND GETTING BETTER.>>FOR GYLLENHAAL, THAT WORK RUNS IN THE FAMILY. SHE WAS RAISED IN LOS ANGELES WITH HER BROTHER, JAKE GYLLENHAAL BY PARENTS WHO BOTH ARE FILM MAKERS.>>DID YOU FEEL YOU ARE SORT OF DAVI DESTINED TO BE IN THIS BUSINESS?>>NO, I DON’T. YES, OF COURSE THEY WERE IN THE BUSINESS AND DOING INTERESTING WORK BUT I REALLY FEEL LIKE IT CAME FROM ME. I FEEL LIKE IT WOULD HAVE STOPPED BY NOW. GIVE MY PARENTS LIKE FARMERS OR OHIO. I FEEL I WOULD FIND MY WAY INTO STORY TELLING.>>I REMEMBER BEING IN FIDDLER ON THE ROOF WHEN I WAS IN THIRD GRADE. REAL KID VERSION.>>SURE.>>I GOT CAST AS THE MATCH MAKER AND I TOOK IT SUPER SERIOUSLY AND I WATCHED THE MOVIE A MILLION TIMES, JAKE AND I CAN DO THE ENTIRE PLAY AND ALL THE WORDS AND SONGS FOR YOU.>>SHE DIBUILT A CAREER ON AN INDEPENDENT FILM.>>YOU LOOKED NERVOUS.>>IN 2008, SHE STEPPED BRIEFLY INTO THE WORLD OF BLOCKBUSTER APPEARING IN BILLION DOLLARS BAT MAN SEQUEL “THE DARK KNIGHT.”>>LET HER GO. THE NEXT YEAR SHE STARRED WITH JEFF BRIDGES IN “CRAZY HEARTS.”>>WHAT’S YOUR REAL NAME?>>A ROLE THAT EARNED HER AN OSCAR NOMINATION FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTACTRESS.>>MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL IN “CRAZY HEARTS.”>>OVER THE LAST YEAR, SHE BECAME THE VOICE IN “TTIME’S UP MOVEMENT.>>DO YOU FEEL IT IS DIFFERENT NOW WHEN YOU GO INTO A ROOM OR ON THE SET WHERE EVER YOU ARE?>>IN SOME WAYS. YES, DEEPLY DIFFERENT, VERY DIFFERENT. I DEFINITELY FEEL IT. IT IS KIND OF AMAZING. ON ANOTHER LEVEL, THE PROBLEMS THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ARE SYSTEMATIC, RIGHT? THEY’RE REALLY DEEPLY IN GRAINED IN OUR CULTURE. GYLLENHAAL AND HER FRIENDS ARE WORKING TO CHANGE THAT CULTURE. THEY’RE GROUP OF ACTRESSES WHO STARTED TO MEET AT DIFFERENT PEOPLE’S HOUSES AND SOMEBODY SAYS ANY TIME THERE IS A FIGHT SCENE IN THE MOVIE OR ANYONE THAT GRABS YOUR ARMS, THERE IS A STUNT COORDINATOR THERE. WHY DON’T WE HAVE IT FOR SEX SCENES. WE HAVE ALL THESE EXAMPLES COMING OUT FOR PEOPLE FEELING THEY’RE NOT TAKEN CARE OF OR PROTECTED.>>HBO HIRED AN INTIMACY COORDINATOR ON “THE DEUCE.”>>EVERYBODY IS NAKED ALL THE TIME.>>GYLLENHAAL HAS TWO DAUGHTERS WITH HER HUSBAND. SHE’S WORKING TO MAKE A BETTER MOVIE BUSINESS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF ACTORS.>>IF THEY COME TO YOU AND SAID MOM, GOT TO DO SOME AUDITIONS, I AM JOINING THE FAMILY’S BUSINESS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?>>I THINK THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT. T IT IS A TOUGH BUSINESS FOR WOMEN, IT SEXUALIZES YOU AND TURNS YOU AS AN ENTITY INTO A COMMODITY, I WOULD NOT WISH THAT ON MY DAUGHTERS BUT I AM ALSO DEEPLY FED BY WHAT I DO. I CAN’T IMAGINE DOING ANYTHING ELSE AND SO I WOULD NOT KEEP THAT FROM MY KIDS. THE FINAL SEASON OF “THE DEUCE” AIRS MONDAY NIGHT AT 9:00 ON HBO. OUR THANKS TO TRIBECCA FOR HOSTING OUR CONVERSATION. CHECK OUT OUR WEBEX” THE STORY BEHIND ONE LAKE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT’S FASC

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  1. I loved Maggie in The Secretary film. I had a big crush on her ever since I saw that film. I think the film was part of the inspiration for the book 50 Shades of Grey. There is a Mr. Grey in this film and she was his secretary. Plus there is also spanking.

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