Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal's got a quiet grace about her. She's not a tabloid fixture, or even a blockbuster staple (though she proved her box-office cred in The Dark Knight), but time and again she shows up in little-indies-that-could like Secretary and SherryBaby. She strikes us as an actress for acting's sake, a lover of her craft. Gyllenhaal's latest film, Crazy Heart, is another critical darling, and—no big surprise—her turn as a young mother and journalist opposite Jeff Bridges has industry insiders buzzing. Just before the film hit theaters, we chatted with Gyllenhaal about her character, her daughter and Crazy Heart's crazy journey.