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The Guardian Interview: Maggie Gyllenhaal

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire July 9, 2007 at 5:18AM

Maggie Gyllenhaal loves a challenge, whether it's playing a submissive secretary or an ex-con trying to get her kid back. "When you are in every scene of a movie-which I must say I really much prefer--you have more control over the film that you're making. Because the choices you make as an actor can't help but change what the movie is saying." She tells Jess Cartner-Morley what draws her to difficult roles.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal loves a challenge, whether it's playing a submissive secretary or an ex-con trying to get her kid back. "When you are in every scene of a movie-which I must say I really much prefer--you have more control over the film that you're making. Because the choices you make as an actor can't help but change what the movie is saying." She tells Jess Cartner-Morley what draws her to difficult roles.