Maggie Gyllenhaal grateful for 'revolutionary' women's roles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 January 2015
Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal confessed she was "turned on" by the "wealth" of roles for women as she made her acceptance speech at the Golden Globe awards last night (11.01.15) as she picked up the gong Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie for her part in 'The Honourable Woman'

Maggie Gyllenhaal is grateful for "revolutionary" women's roles.

The 37-year-old star - who picked up the gong for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie for her part in 'The Honourable Woman' at the 2015 Golden Globes last night (11.01.15) - thanked her fellow actresses for taking on new roles and portraying "actual women" when she made her acceptance speech at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California.

She said: "When I look around the room at the women in here and I think about the performances that I've watched this year.

"What I see, actually, are women who are sometimes powerful and sometimes not, sometimes sexy and sometimes not...what I think is new is the wealth of roles for actual women in television and film. That's what I think is revolutionary and evolutionary, and it's what's turning me on."

The brunette beauty - who has two children Ramona, eight, and Megan, two, with her husband, actor Peter Sarsgaard - went on to thank her family, including her brother, 'Nightcrawler' star Jake Gyllenhaal, with whom she attended the awards, and the 'The Honourable Woman' director Hugo Blick.

She said: "I want to thank a couple of wonderfully complicated women in my life.

"My mum... and my daughters who will one day be great women and I want to thank my brother who is an amazing date for telling me to wrap up, I'm sure that's not a surprise to anyone. And I've got to thank Hugo Blick - who wrote, directed and produced every minute of the honourable woman, I share this with you.

"And to my husband - who is a lover of complicated women - obviously. I could never have done this without you, thank you so much."

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