Maggie looked fresh and sexy at the premiere of her husband Peter Sarsgaard‘s newest movie “An Education”.
2009 Public Appereances: “An Education” New York Premiere
Daniel Craig, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Linda Emond and Mike Nichols have joined the lineup for the Public Theater’s “Courage in Concert” benefit, Oct. 19 in the Newman Theater.
The show reunites the cast of the Public’s 2006 Shakespeare in the Park staging of Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children,” among them Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Jenifer Lewis, Austin Pendleton and Frederick Weller. They will perform songs and poems written by Tony Kushner and composer Jeanine Tesori for the production, with proceeds going to American Jewish World Service and Partners in Health.
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel, lead cast members from the Public’s hit Broadway revival of “Hair,” will host a live viewing of the benefit concert from neighboring venue Joe’s Pub.
Enchanting actor Maggie Gyllenhaal and superstar singer Mariah Carey adore luxurious, natural Jurlique skin care. Gyllenhaal visited the Jurlique Day Spa in Chiswick while she was in London shooting Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang.
“I absolutely loved the Jurlique facial,” she said. “My skin looked amazing when I left and I felt like I was walking on air.” Gyllenhaal says she’s a huge fan of everything Jurlique and uses their products every day. “I trust them. I love their new Biodynamic products, especially the Purely Age-Defying Refining Treatment and the Purely Age-Defying Eye Cream.”
“It feels gorgeous. And I know it’s good for me. I love the Rosewater Balancing Mist and the Calendula Cream. I use the Soothing Cleansing Lotion to remove my make up and clean my skin after a long day at work. And the whole bio dynamic line is amazing.”
Yaay, the first video with Maggie from Independent Lens is here! It’s a sweet little video of Maggie introducing herself and explaining why she’s taking part of Independent Lens, here explanation cannot be any surprise to a true Maggie Gyllenhaal fan.
You can watch the video below. To learn more about Independent Lens go here.
Was it difficult to work with director Sam Mendes since he is also a good friend of yours?
It wasn’t difficult. In fact, I think one of the most important things about working with a director is finding a way to trust him and feeling like he is seeing you – all the complicated subtle things that you’re doing. So if the director is a friend and you know him already you have both of those elements. Usually you have someone whom you trust and you have someone who sees you. So in my view it only makes it easier.
What have you discovered about motherhood that surprised you the most?
Oh, everything about being a mother has surprised me. I think anyone who is a mother will tell you that.
Is it true you have quit smoking?
Yes, yes it is.
You are seen as a sex symbol across the globe – do you feel like that?
I find myself much sexier than I did when I was 22, partly because I’m so much more in command than I was then. I used to wear the most awful fabrics and not care that they rubbed at my skin. Now I just want to be comfortable and I’ve realised that’s the sexiest thing of all.
Hollywood is obsessed by image. Has it made you more image-conscious?
I have never been someone who is excessively worried about how I look. I’m just a normal girl who thinks it is a pain when I can’t fit into my favourite pair of jeans – but it never bothers me enough to do anything about it. Saying that, we all go through days when we are paranoid about our bodies – it would be ridiculous to say I didn’t.
Who is your fashion icon?
I would have to say, primarily, Audrey Hepburn. Especially in My Fair Lady. I was dumbstruck by the crown of diamonds. I love that film. She is amazing. I also admire Charlotte Gainsbourg and Julie Christie in their old films.
How would you describe your personal style?
It’s about expressing yourself: who you are and how you feel. Your clothes reflect who you are and what you are feeling inside. I use fashion as a way of thinking about who I am. I hold something up against my body and ask myself, ‘Can I wear this?’ If it doesn’t feel like ‘me’, then I suppose I ask myself why.
Jake Gyllenhaal is your younger brother – do you have any sibling rivalry with him?
I’m so bored with that question. I don’t feel competitive with him any more.
You and Jake did Donnie Darko together. Would you like to work together again?
We’re not planning to do it right now, but maybe at some point in the future. It was a lot of fun before. cns
I promised to scan the Marie Claire magazine as soon as I got it and I’m one to keep my promises, so here’s the scans from Maggie’s fantastic interview and photoshoot for Marie Claire.
Magazine Scans: Marie Claire UK – October 2009
Maggie Gyllenhaal can’t stop speaking in an English accent.
The American actress – who has a two-year-old daughter Ramona with director husband Peter Sarsgaard – is currently living in the UK while filming ‘Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang’ and admits she is having trouble leaving her character behind at the end of each day.
She said: “I’ve loved being in England. I shot ‘The Dark Knight’ here about two years ago, and then last year Peter shot ‘An Education’ so we’ve been here once a year, for a substantial period of time, for the past two years.
“It’s funny because in the movie I have an English accent and sometimes I keep it going. Peter and I were saying that we are going home and we are going to say little English things and our friends are going to think we are super pretentious!”
Maggie and Peter – who married in May – worked together earlier this year, when she starred in his stage production of ‘Uncle Vanya’ and she admits it was her favourite project to date.
She added to Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper: “Doing the play was our wedding present to each other. And I don’t think I’ve ever worked on anything that I have enjoyed more than doing that play with him, although it is difficult doing a play when you have a young child, because you are never there for your baby’s bedtime.”
The Emmy® Award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens” announced today that critically acclaimed actress Maggie Gyllenhaal will host the upcoming 2009/2010 season, making her debut when the series premieres on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at 10 PM (check local listings). Past seasons of “Independent Lens” have been presented by award-winning actors Edie Falco, Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle and Susan Sarandon.
“We are very pleased to be working with Maggie Gyllenhaal in this capacity. She is one of the finest actresses working in independent film today. The characters she has created on screen are indelibly crafted in honesty and truth; we are delighted that she will be hosting our upcoming season,” said Series Producer Lois Vossen.
“I’m a passionate believer in the power of independent film. ‘Independent Lens’ filmmakers ignore the rules of commercial programming and spend years pursuing diverse stories about people not normally seen on TV. I am truly honored to present their work as the new host of ‘Independent Lens,’” said Gyllenhaal.
Gyllenhaal made her feature film debut in 1992, alongside Jeremy Irons and Ethan Hawke in “Waterland.” Gyllenhaal received her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her role in “Secretary” (2002). In 2007, she received her second Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for “Sherrybaby,” in which she played a female convict struggling to overcome her drug addiction and regain custody of her daughter. Most recently, Gyllenhaal played Rachel Dawes in the Warner Bros. box office hit “Dark Knight” (2008) directed by Chris Nolan and appeared in Sam Mendes’s “Away We Go” in 2009. Next up, Gyllenhaal will star in the dramatic film “Crazy Heart” alongside Jeff Bridges and in “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang” with Emma Thompson.
This season “Independent Lens” will showcase a powerhouse selection of 27 independent films that bring a unique collection of stories unlike anything else on television. From a vast array of settings — including a cramped New York City apartment filled with a mind-blowing collection of modern art; the world’s largest garbage village in the outskirts of Cairo; the hills of Mongolia, where a Texas family seeks an unconventional treatment for their son’s autism; and Butte, Montana, where five generations intersect with key historical events — “Independent Lens” spans the country and circles the globe, showcasing diverse documentaries about unforgettable people and places. The series kicks off with Megumi Sasaki’s acclaimed and endearing documentary “HERB & DOROTHY,” about a postal worker and his librarian wife whose passion led them to create one of the most priceless collections of contemporary art in the world. “Independent Lens” will have its season premiere on PBS on October 13th, 2009 at 10 PM (check local listings). For more information on the series visit: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens.