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Lena Dunham Names Her Least Favorite Taylor Swift Ex

Lena Dunham and Maggie Gyllenhaal make an appearance on Watch What Happens Live! on Wednesday evening (October 10) in New York City.

During the show, Lena played “Plead the Fifth,” where celebs are asked three juicy questions and can choose to not answer one. However, Lena ended up answering all three questions and not abstaining from any!

First, Lena was asked who she thinks is the biggest misogynist in Hollywood, to which she responded “Daniel Tosh.”

She then was asked about the drama that went down between her and her Girls co-star Christopher Abbott.

Finally, the juiciest question came from Lena‘s Girls co-star Andrew Rannells. He asked which of Taylor Swift‘s exes is her least favorite (if you don’t know, Taylor and Lena are pals.)

Before answering the question, it was noted by Andy Cohen that Lena was sitting next to Maggie, who is the sister of one of Taylor‘s exes, Jake Gyllenhaal.

“I want to do right by her on this question. My least favorite was Calvin Harris because I felt that he was petty in the public, and who needs to do that?”

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Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'The Deuce' Character Inspired Her to Make Directorial Debut!

Maggie Gyllenhaal made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (October 9) and explained that her role as Candy on The Deuce influenced her decision to helm the upcoming screen adaption of Elena Ferrante’s popular novel The Lost Daughter.

“I think I was in some ways inspired by Candy,” the 40-year-old actress revealed. “To be totally honest with you, I’m not proud of this, but I don’t know if I felt entitled to do it before. I’ve always been a lover of movies and I’ve always been a storyteller but I think I kind of thought I had to put it in my acting.”

Maggie went on to explain that she decided to consider filmmaking when she discovered Elena‘s 2006 book. She wrote to the Italian author, who uses a pseudonym, and was pretty surprised when she received the rights to make the movie.

“It blew my mind,” Maggie continued. “I asked her if I could have the rights to write and direct it and then I got scared, which I think is fair enough, and I said to the publishers, ‘Hey, look can I have an out? What if we can’t get the money with me directing it? What if I have to act in it?’ And (the response) came back from her, ‘No, I only want to give you the rights if you direct it.’”


Maggie Gyllenhaal Makes Her Directorial Debut After Writing a Letter

FYI: Maggie is wearing a Peter Pilotto dress.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Supports Sister Maggie at 'The Kindergarten Teacher' Screening!

Maggie Gyllenhaal had tons of support at a screening of her new movie!

The 40-year-old actress was joined by her husband Peter Sarsgaard and brother Jake Gyllenhaal on the red carpet at the screening of The Kindergarten Teacher on Tuesday night (October 9) at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Maggie Gyllenhaal

The film is about a kindergarten teacher in New York who becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a child prodigy.

The Kindergarten Teacher
will be released on Friday, October 12 – check out the trailer here!

FYI: Maggie is wearing a Prada dress and Rachel Comey earrings.

10+ pictures inside of Maggie Gyllenhaal at the premiere…More Here! »

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Acquires 'The Lost Daughter' Novel For Her Film Directorial Debut!

Maggie Gyllenhaal flashes a smile on the red carpet while attending a screening of her film The Kindergarten Teacher held during the 2018 Hamptons International Film Festival at the Guild Hall on Thursday (October 4) in East Hampton, New York.

The 40-year-old actress was joined at the event by her husband Peter Sarsgaard, director Sara Colangelo, as well as Board of Directors co-chair Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Baldwin.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Maggie Gyllenhaal

It was recently announced that Maggie has teamed with Pie Films to acquire film rights to author Elena Ferrante‘s novel The Lost Daughter, for which she will write, produce, and make her first directorial outing.

Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren of Pie Films will produce alongside Maggie, according to Deadline. The three partnered on The Kindergarten Teacher, which will be released October 12 on Netflix.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Attends TIFF Premiere with Pint-Sized Co-Star!

Maggie Gyllenhaal is glowing on the red carpet at the premiere of her movie The Kindergarten Teacher held during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday (September 13) in Toronto, Canada.

The premiere was held at Roy Thomson Hall and just before the event, Maggie‘s husband Peter Sarsgaard had the premiere of his movie The Lie in the same theater!

Maggie was joined on the red carpet by her young co-star Parker Sevak and the movie’s writer and director, Sara Colangelo.

The film is about a kindergarten teacher in New York who becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a child prodigy.

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