Maggie Gyllenhaal, star of the Nanny McPhee sequel, spoke of her American-centric travels to Britain, where she needed a translator often.
Gyllenhaal walked the blue carpet for the Leicester Square premiere of her new movie with Emma Thompson, Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang.
The actress said that although she and husband Peter Sarsgaard spent a lot of time across the pond for his acclaimed flick An Education, the culture gap remained vast.
Contact Music reports she said: ‘You know, I have been here so much we shot The Dark Knight here, my husband shot An Education here, but I think it’s funny – we speak the same language and so many things are similar about New York and London but culturally there are huge differences. I have to do a lot of translating, ‘what do they mean by that?’ But I love London, like, love it.’
She continued: ‘London surprises me and continues to surprise me – and when I’m here, I’m always a little on guard of what I say exactly for that reason.’