Naomi Gyllenhaal

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Naomi Gyllenhaal

Raising a child is the only relationship you have where if you do it right, it will end in separation.More Naomi Gyllenhaal [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I had been at the director's workshop for women at the AFI, which at the time was a great thing to do. I had always meant to direct, and for a variety of reasons that are hard to explain, I never did. I produced many things - there'll be people who tell you I directed through them - and of course I wrote. It took a divorce, a move back to New York and a kind of "now I can do anything" to say, "I really want to do this."More Naomi Gyllenhaal [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For many years I thought, "Well, I need to know a lot more to direct." But I looked around and watched all the people I know directing and thought, "No. I just need to know what I want it to be." Then there will be a lot of people to help me get it to there, especially Bobby Bukowski, he's a brilliant cinematographer.More Naomi Gyllenhaal [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are people who've challenged me on that, but I think there still are. Not everybody looses their virginity when they're 12, there are always these girls who are sort of outside the norm, who have only each other to hang with and talk to. Who are what you would call late bloomers; they don't know it now but when they're 25 they're going to be pretty damn interesting.More Naomi Gyllenhaal [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Time matters less than the nature of the people.More Naomi Gyllenhaal [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I was in high school, it was the beginning of hippies and free love and sleeping with people was a sign of your liberation and your freedom. Then we [had to worry about] AIDS, so they started lecturing my kids in elementary school about safe sex. Sex turned from something joyful into something kind of dangerous, and it was hard to avoid that sense that it was a different world.More Naomi Gyllenhaal [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's very hard to be a screenwriter. I remember getting a couple of awards. I got a PEN West award a million years ago when I did Running on Empty, and I sat in the room with all these writers. They wrote everything from novels to non-fiction to children's books to journalism - any kind of writing - and I realized that there was no one in the room who would ever read anything I'd written.More Naomi Gyllenhaal [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It would have to stand on the basis of what somebody had done to it and that would be the basis on which it would be judged. So it's a funny art form. You gain a great deal when you have good collaborators and sometimes people just don't understand what you've done.More Naomi Gyllenhaal [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am, like everybody else, hurt when the thing I've done is misunderstood or attacked but I've gotten old enough to realize that if you do something, not everybody's got to like it. And if everybody likes it, it's probably not that interesting.More Naomi Gyllenhaal [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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