Maggie Gyllenhaal's Got Heart
MG: You know, I wish that I didn't care at all about that stuff but, you know, it's exciting. But, at the same time, if I think too much about awards it makes me crazy, so I try not to dwell on it too much. Also, honestly, this movie has already given me so much. I mean, to be in a movie opposite Jeff Bridges and to be in a movie with Robert Duvall, who I have always admired and is one of the greatest actors ever. To be the woman in a movie with those guys, that's just such an amazing gift that I'm trying not to be greedy.
When it comes to the movie coming out early, of course I pay attention to it because there's a lot of work to be done when a movie comes out. Basically what happened was that this movie was made with a distribution deal with Paramount Vantage and, as they were finishing editing it, Vantage fell apart. It's kind of the climate—or was the climate six months ago; it's shifting a bit now—but we were a real example of the times, where things were really shifting and we could have gotten lost in the fray. But, thank god for Fox Searchlight, we didn't.
RB: It certainly sounds like things are working out for the best.
MG: Totally. This movie's had a star over it, honestly, from the minute it came into existence.