Maggie Gyllenhaal's baby wait

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 September 2009
Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal's baby wait

Maggie Gyllenhaal says working with five young co-stars on her new movie 'Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang' left her exhausted

Maggie Gyllenhaal's new movie has put her off having more children.

The 'Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang' actress - who plays a struggling mother in the 2010 comedy - found working with five young co-stars and animals exhausting.

She explained: "I'm playing a mom at her wits end - tripping over things, with things falling on my head. That kind of physical comedy is exhausting. Especially working with five kids. And sometimes animals."

The 31-year-old beauty, who has two-year-old daughter Ramona with her husband Peter Sarsgaard, loves being a mother but admits it is very different from how she expected.

She told Britain's Marie Claire magazine: "Before my daughter was born, I was all, 'I'm only going to feed her organic food, I'm only going to give her cloth diapers...' And then, once you have a real child who is starving on a plane, you give them a bag of potato chips because that's all there is, and they're OK and it's fine."

Since becoming a mother, Maggie has learnt to enjoy the simple things in life - including a recent family holiday at Babington, a small village in Somerset, England.

She said: "We went to Babington House, we walked through the vegetable garden and we ate peas.

"I've learned that the most extraordinary, most remarkable thing is not necessarily the thing that makes me happy. What makes me happy might actually be something that is more calm and usual."

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