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Maggie Gyllenhaal: Kids come first

Maggie Gyllenhaal would love to work with her husband again, but avoids doing it because neither of them would be home to "put the kids to bed".

Maggie and Peter Sarsgaard have two daughters together; Ramona, five, and one-month-old Gloria Ray.

Peter is directing his first feature film, Born to Run, and Maggie says although she'd love to collaborate on the new project, their priority is always their children.

"He and I work so well together, talking about drafts, about the script, talking about casting. I'd do whatever he wanted. I really enjoy talking with him about projects and helping him think things through," she told USA Today. "Artistically we're a good combination. I love acting with him. My experience acting with him is on stage, and I love it, but I don't know how we'll do that for a long time.

"It means neither of us is home to put the kids to bed."

Maggie is embracing motherhood for the second time. The 34-year-old star has joked that having a few years gap in between her two girls has left her feeling out of practice.

"I'm curious to see how much I remember about nursing and changing diapers. About all of it. I have no idea how to do it with two," she quipped.

"Having children is the most humbling thing you can do."

Maggie lives in New York City with her family. The stunning star and Peter regularly talk about how they will juggle parenthood with their Hollywood careers.

"Peter was joking with me the other day. He said, 'How are either of us ever going to work, ever?' We've figured out pretty well how to do it with one. At first we would take her with us. Now she's in kindergarten and it's important that she's settled," she mused.

"I wouldn't take her out for any old thing."

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