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Sunday 21 September 2014

Maggie Gyllenhaal: My girl’s a savvy fashionista

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s daughter Ramona was happy to wear Victorian costumes but didn’t want to act in the movie her mom was starring in.

The American actress has daughters Ramona, seven, and two-year-old Gloria with husband Peter Sarsgaard, and has spoken about her children’s flair for fashion.

As well as enjoying clothes, Maggie laughs Ramona would rather wear film costumes but actually have to work in front of the camera.

“When I filmed Hysteria, the director had lots of kids of her own and there was a day when we were shooting a scene with children playing outside in Victorian clothes,” Maggie divulged to British magazine Woman.

“The director’s kids were in this scene, so I got Ramona the clothes too because I knew she’d be into them, and I said, ‘Look, you are welcome to be in the scene with these other kids but if you get cold, you can’t put on a coat, and if you get tired of playing games you can’t stop, you have to get on with it. Are you into it or do you just want to wear the clothes and hang out?’

“She said, ‘Oh no, I don’t want to do it, but I like the clothes!’ That was really smart!”

Maggie, 36, always looks graceful on the red carpet and favours a feminine style with lots of bright colours.

Ramona on the other hand likes an edgier look and has already cultivated her own fashion identity.

“[Ramona] loved Portobello Road [in London], so we went there a lot,” Maggie recently said of shooting in Britain. “She is a little punk. She hates pink and really likes black.”

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