Maggie Gyllenhaal Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


15th June 2015

Quote: "I am much more turned on when I see shows where people's bodies look like bodies I recognise. I think sex in film is so interesting. Of course it's uncomfortable to take your clothes off in front of people you don't know, and it feels weird, but I think it can be such an opportunity for really interesting acting." Maggie Gyllenhaal has no problems with tasteful nudity in films.


12th January 2015

Quote: "I'm tired of hearing how creepy he was in that... I loved him in Nightcrawler. He was like a creepy clown... I think it's incredible." Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is a big fan of her brother Jake's dark new movie.


24th June 2014

Quote: "I've seen every episode of Downton Abbey. It's like crack. We love English people doing old-fashioned things... I would be the American sister who is pregnant by - ooh, I don't know - the sexy guy who had a fling with Lady Rose. Would I do it if I was offered? Sure I would!" Maggie Gyllenhaal is keen for a role in Downton Abbey.


10th January 2014

Fact: Rocker Iggy Pop, former Eagles star Joe Walsh and British band New Order are set to headline the 24th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert in New York. The gig, which takes place on 11 March (14), will also feature acting couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard as Honorary Chairpersons for the show.


24th October 2013

Quote: "My brother is an amazing cook; he has a gift. I'm not. I cook things for the first time and they come out terribly." Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal confesses she doesn't possess the same kitchen skills as her younger brother Jake Gyllenhaal.


28th June 2013

Fact: Maggie Gyllenhaal is heading to U.K. Tv in a new political thriller for the Bbc. The Honourable Woman will begin filming next month (Jul13) and will hit screens in 2014.


27th June 2013

Quote: "I didn't want to do the movie... I wasn't looking to work, I had a four-week-old baby, and he came to Brooklyn (New York), right around the corner from my house - I mean, I'd barely left my daughter yet at that point - and he really convinced me." Director Roland Emmerich made a trip to Maggie Gyllenhaal's home to convince the new mum to star in his movie White House Down.


24th June 2013

Quote: "I had this one idea for a tattoo, actually - it's bold. When I got married, I thought... that on the small of my back, I wanted to do it kinda big in, like, that Cursive (font) writing, 'Mrs. Sarsgaard'." Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal considered getting inked to celebrate her 2009 marriage to Peter Sarsgaard.


23rd June 2013

Quote: "I'd like to say 'Free Pussy Riot'!" Maggie Gyllenhaal joined the celebrities seeking the freedom of two jailed members of Russian punk act Pussy Riot during an appearance on comedian Craig Ferguson's late night U.S. show on Friday (21Jun13). The bandmates were sentenced to serve two years behind bars last summer (12) on hooliganism charges following a protest gig in a Moscow church.


22nd June 2013

Quote: "I loved it in the movie... I thought, 'I'm gonna live like this forever,' and then I got home and I was like, 'What was I thinking?' So I cut it really short and I really like it now." Maggie Gyllenhaal opted for a new pixie-cut hairstyle after growing tired of her bowl-cut look for new movie Frank.


21st June 2013

Quote: "That was the first time, actually, that I had been child-free in such a long time... There were a lot of people there, who had left their kids and I was bumming cigarettes off people, I was drinking tequila, I was dancing... I didn't wanna go at first... and then it was a amazing." Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal let her hair down during a recent promotional trip to Mexico with White House Down co-stars Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum.


14th June 2012

Quote: "My grandfather saw the movie and called me and he said he loved it. He said, 'It's really about feminism and the strength and power and openness of being a woman.' My grandfather's 96, so I think it is kind of for anyone. It's like a charming romantic comedy, it just happens to be about the invention of the vibrator." Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal on her new movie Hysteria.


9th June 2012

Fact: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard showed off their newborn baby girl Gloria Ray at New York's Ubuntu Education Fund gala on Wednesday (06Jun12) to guests including Pharrell Williams and Trudie Styler. The little girl was born on 19 April (12), and is the second daughter for the couple.


30th September 2011

Quote: "I have this incredible vibrator collection, and I actually use, like, one or two of them. I lend them to my friends." Maggie Gyllenhaal has become a sex toy fan after starring in period film Hysterical, which chronicles the invention of the vibrator.


5th October 2010

Quote: Some of my earliest memories are of my sister coming back from doing a rehearsal for some musical during elementary school. I would watch her, and I realised that she got attention that way. I joined her and we would put on shows together and she would always boss me around... I never got to be the star. I did everything wrong according to her." Hollywood hunk Jake Gyllenhaal spent his youth being ordered about by his big sister Maggie Gyllenhaal.


17th August 2010

Quote: "She'd spent so much time with them and mothered them that when Maggie left, they actually wept! I don't think their mothers appreciated that!" Emma Thompson admits the child actors featured in her new film NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS became quite attached to their movie mother, Maggie Gyllenhaal.


13th August 2010

Quote: "I have been thinking about tattooing 'Mrs. Sarsgaard' on the small of my back. I felt like that would be a great gift for him." Maggie Gyllenhaal wants to seal her commitment to husband Peter Sarsgaard in ink.


1st April 2010

Quote: "Shooting in Oxfordshire in the summer was great, but I slipped in a beautiful wedding dress and ruined it. I got covered in mud in front of the beautiful Ewan McGregor. There was no saving face." Maggie Gyllenhaal was left red-faced following a fall on the set of NANNY MCPHEE AND THE BIG BANG.


31st March 2010

Fact: Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin Bacon, KYRA SEDGEWICK, Zach Braff and Emmy Rossum were among the stars who turned out to listen to an open discussion about climate change at The Darker Side of Green event in New York on Tuesday night (30Mar10). The debate was chaired by comedienne Sarah Silverman.


24th March 2010

Quote: "I don't think I could have done this film if I wasn't a mother." Maggie Gyllenhaal accepted her role in the new NANNY MCPHEE movie because of her young daughter, RAMONA.


12th March 2010

Quote: "I had been getting nominated for nothing - not one critics award in Iowa... I was kinda shocked... But I was so not attached to winning this award (and) I was so thrilled to be there." Maggie Gyllenhaal was stunned by her Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination, but had a great time at the Academy Awards.


12th March 2010

Quote: "I don't know Madonna; I was, like, seven when Like A Virgin and all that stuff (came out)... She was an idol to me... She hit at the age where I dressed like her, I knew every word to all her songs... Someone introduced me to her at the party... and she just started dancing with me. Luckily, I had taken my shoes off and I was drunk enough that I just kinda danced with her... but she was way too good of a dancer." Attending her idol MADONNA's post-Oscars party was the highlight of nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal's Academy Awards night.


8th March 2010

Quote: "I'm hoping that everybody sings Happy Birthday at some point - is that asking too much? If she wins, my birthday gets postponed!" Peter Sarsgaard celebrated his 39th birthday accompanying his wife, Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, to the Academy Awards.


3rd February 2010

Quote: "Because I didn't get any other nominations, I was so surprised. I love the movie and I feel so proud of it. I'm excited about celebrating it and getting dressed up." Maggie Gyllenhaal can't wait for Oscar night, after receiving her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in CRAZY HEART.


7th October 2009

Quote: "It's funny because in (NANNY MCPHEE AND THE BIG BANG) I have an English accent and sometimes I keep it going. Peter (Sarsgaard) 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 Gyllenhaal and her actor husband are enjoying living in London.


3rd September 2009

Quote: "Paparazzi will fly to the ends of the earth for some actors, but we live in Brooklyn and they're not even prepared to cross the Brooklyn Bridge for us." Maggie Gyllenhaal enjoys living away from the bright lights of Manhattan with her husband Peter Sarsgaard and daughter RAMONA, two.


23rd March 2009

Fact: Reese Witherspoon celebrated her 33rd birthday with a star-studded party at boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal's Los Angeles home on Saturday (21Mar09). Guests included Robert Downey Jr. and his wife SUSAN, as well as the actor's sister Maggie Gyllenhaal and her partner Peter Sarsgaard. Witherspoon spent her actual birthday, on Sunday (22Mar09), at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie MONSTERS VS. ALIENS.


17th October 2008

Quote: "Ultimately, he wants to live off the grid with solar panels." New mum Maggie Gyllenhaal reveals her fiance PETER SAARSGARD's extreme plans to go green.


7th August 2008

Quote: "I think the job of your lover is to adorn you. My boyfriend gives me jewellery and it always looks great. Think about it: this person adores you. This is how he wants to see you." Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal feels sexy when boyfriend Peter Sarsgaard adorns her with expensive presents.


30th July 2008

Quote: "It was the first time I've ever done a stunt. It was so much fun being dropped from a building. I wasn't scared, I just did it." Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal enjoyed performing her own stunts in THE DARK KNIGHT.


16th July 2008

Quote: "My brother called me and says, 'I'm in (London airport) Heathrow, and there's a 12-foot picture of you in a negligee". Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal reveals her brother JAKE was stunned to see his older sister bare-all in her racy print campaign for lingerie giant AGENT PROVOCATEUR.


6th January 2007

Fact: Maggie Gyllenhaal's Golden Globe Best Actress nomination for SHERRYBABY has earned the indie movie a re-release in America. The acclaimed film, in which she plays a drug abuser, has been released for one week in Los Angeles and New York.


26th September 2006

Quote: "It's a sad state of things, but I don't feel I can tell journalists when the baby is due. I feel my first job as a mother is to keep my baby out of all this." Donnie Darko star Maggie Gyllenhaal on her pregnancy of eight months.


17th August 2006

Quote: "I'm crazy for watermelon. I've always liked it but this is a little different." Pregnant Maggie Gyllenhaal on her late-night cravings.


13th August 2006

Quote: "They like pregnant actresses. They get 20 pictures of me doing nothing. It's weird." Mum-to-be Maggie Gyllenhaal is bemused by the paparazzi attention she's suddenly getting.


9th August 2006

Fact: Designer Zac Posen made the maternity dress pregnant Maggie Gyllenhaal wore for the premiere of new film WORLD TRADE CENTER after the actress complained about her limited choices to him.


8th August 2006

Quote: "I was already pregnant in a bikini. I kinda thought, like, taking my top off might just put it over the edge." Maggie Gyllenhaal resisted the temptation to go topless during a recent French vacation.


28th July 2006

Quote: "I've been to a bunch of screenings of my movies, and I think when my voice is so loud, the baby can feel it. It does things like move and flip around." SECRETARY star Maggie Gyllenhaal on her pregnancy.


4th July 2006

Fact: Rocker DAVE MATHEWS has agreed to be a photographed for a campaign by the left wing US political magazine THE NATION. The South African icon will be joined by Larry David, MARIO CUOMO, Moby, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Jackson and the director of CRASH, PAUL HAGGIS.


24th March 2006

Quote: "Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maggie Gyllenhaal are the sexiest actors onscreen today." Actress Sharon Stone would like to kiss both of them.


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