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Maggie Gyllenhall calls for better roles for Actresses

When she was in 2017, a member of the Berlinale Jury, vexed, Maggie Gyllenhaal. In two weeks you had seen 25 movies. "Although there were including some wonderful acting performances by women, but one of the movies was about a woman who is obsessed with her lover, and two other women were mentally ill," she says. "In my life, I've only seen very few female characters in the cinema that I can bring with my own experience."

As a producer of two projects, it now has the possibility of this Problem yourself. Gyllenhaal speaks with us in New York on the Set of "The Kindergarten Teacher". In the follow-up of Director and screenwriter Sara Colangelo ("Little Accidents") is a Remake of the Israeli film. Gyllenhaal Lisa Spinneli, a restless teacher who starts for the seemingly ingenious poems, a five-year-old student is.

"I wanted to be involved in all decisions that are for the Film's Central, not only in acting."Maggie Gyllenhall

The Film was developed almost entirely by women, including several Producers. Gyllenhaal says that she took finally place, also a Producer, because of the success of "The Kindergarten Teacher" was more and more on the heart. "I wanted to be involved in all decisions that are for the Film's Central, not only in acting," said the American. "The Film represents the state of a woman to the centre and shows a specifically female experience."

From Kindergarten to Porn

"The Kindergarten Teacher" occupied at the time of the HBO series "The Deuce" is a Producer. This is the latest project from David Simon ("The Wire") and tells the story of the emerging porn industry in the seventies. Gyllenhaal is a prostitute and Eileen Merrell, named Candy, porn actress and Director. As the pay-TV broadcaster was the role of the actress, had Simon written only three of the first eight episodes. Although the series developer enjoys a high degree of recognition, flinch Gyllenhaal to play Candy. You didn't want to rashly assume a role that is, perhaps, as the arg is over-simplified. "Often enough, women have to take every role they get," says Gyllenhaal.

not only Was an actress in the HBO series but also a producer: "The Deuce". Video: YouTube/FilstopTrailers

Instead, they made HBO a proposal: "I didn't want to play, without knowing what story we tell," she says. "I want to go, that I would be involved in the writing process, so I asked for a job as a producer." Their own Management was skeptical whether they would get away with it. "Everyone said: "you have to admit you never, in a project of this magnitude"," says Gyllenhaal. "But you have made me actually to the producer. And it just was not mentioned in the credits, but a real collaboration."

Big plans

According to "The Deuce" and "The children burrs Teacher" wants to collect Gyllenhaal further experience in the Produce. "In some ways you take on as an actress anyway, producers of the tasks, if you are a small Independent Film to work," she says. "Because someone asks, for example: "do you Know a camera man? You can write an E-Mail?" Or: "You know, these or those people – you can go with them to lunch and ask them if they would participate in the financing?" And later, I must then to a dinner with potential buyers from various film festivals. So you take automatically the production tasks."

"with regard to the Produce, I. me, in the meantime, from a total beginner to a converted, achieved so nearly intermediate level"Maggie Gyllenhall

Gyllenhaal finds exciting, and what has changed compared to the past "Today everything is different, for example, in 2001, when I shot "Secretary"," she says. "It was not so difficult, the two million Dollar raise, the the Film cost." That was a whole other world. "With regard to the Produce, I myself in the meantime, from a total beginner to a converted, achieved so nearly intermediate level," says the actress. "I want to develop, especially Indie films." In addition, she is working on her directorial debut, the adaptation of an Elena Ferrante novel.

concentration in the noodle food

Back to "The Kindergarten Teacher". For the first time Gyllenhaal of Colangelos script heard at a Christmas party; two well-Known, you responded to it. Their agents, the project was unknown, but the actress got the script. When you read, you felt as enthusiastic as the screenplays to "Secretary" and "sherry baby", two of her favorite roles.

Lisa (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a kindergarten teacher with literary ambitions: "The Kindergarten Teacher". Video: YouTube/Outside the Box

"These stories are focused on the perspective of women, you look very real, they bring female experience, to the point," says Gyllenhaal. You've made the script notes, and helped secure the financing – so the filmmakers could shoot in New York, instead of to cheaper Canada Dodge. On the Set of "The Kindergarten Teacher" is Gyllenhaal's obviously tried to keep the production Running.

It is two days before the end of shooting, the Team has been holed up in a tight Restaurant in Chinatown. It turns a scene with Gyllenhaal and her five-year-old Co-Star Parker Sevak. The actress helps her much younger colleagues, to maintain the concentration. In the scene, the children want to know the teacher of your students, what is the Poet he admired.

Not only are the lines of dialogue have to be right in between need to eat the two actors also noodles. Gyllenhaal has developed a Ritual that brings you the Bub each time you repeat back to the scene. "How are the noodles?", she asks him if the camera is turned on. Then she whispers to him: "Are you ready?" And so the two actors slip into their roles.

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Created: 06.02.2019, 13:46 PM

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