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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Today, we listen to an interview with the 27-year-old American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Her career is certainly on a roll - she's getting more and more popular.

Maggie Gyllenhaal is currently starring in 6 different films, including Sherrybaby, Trust the Man and World Trade Center, in which she plays a woman whose husband died during the 9/11 attacks.

She got her big break - the role that made her famous - just four years ago, in the daring film Secretary.

In the programme, Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about the difference between making low budget independent films and mainstream big studio movies. She also describes the different stages in the process of making a film.


You can also download the programme in mp3 format and follow it with the transcript.

Vocabulary from the programme

teeny or teeny weeny
very small

meaning here 'rebellious'. The punk movement of the 1970s was popular with young people who opposed any sort of authority. They expressed their views through shocking hairstyles, clothes and behaviour, and by listening to loud, fast music.

a totally different equation
a very different experience


a series of actions

film, record or make a film

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