I saw Maggie Gyllenhaal being interviewed this week. (on Graham Norton’s first Friday night chat show as replacement for Jonathan Ross) .
Graham, Charlotte, Maggie and Russell
I was hoping they might get round to the subject of Secretary . Sure enough, there was a question in which Norton skirted round the issue of what the film was about (not mentioning spanking or kinkiness) and asked her if she’d had any “weird” reactions from fans of the movie.
At this point fellow guest, comedian Russell Howard, interjected:
“What he’s trying to say is: Did you ever get spanked in public?”
Laughs all round were followed by a nice reply from Maggie G.:
You know, people come up to me and say: “I’ve seen Secretary a million times. It changed my life.”And then they look me right in the eye.
That’s their SEX life they’re talking about!
Another guest, gobby Welsh singer Charlotte Church, fell strangely silent even though this would have been the perfect moment for another one of her anecdotes about “me and Gavin”!!
That was it, but it could all have been very different if Jonathan Ross was still doing the show. As you can tell from this funny clip of him interviewing Lost star Matthew Fox, he would never have let Maggie off so lightly. In fact he would probably have ended up with her right across his knee!
Talk about a dog with a bone:-
Maggie Gyllenhaal is currently filming a movie set in Victorian London about the invention of the vibrator, so it’s good to see her getting back to her roots and making what sounds like another quirky independent comedy about a taboo area of sexuality.