Maggie Gyllenhaal doesn’t want to be taking questions for her male co-stars.
In a recent interview with Vulture, “The Deuce” star and producer was asked about getting questions from the press about her co-star James Franco, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct.
“Yeah, that annoys me. I have been asked to answer for him and I have nothing to do with it,” Gyllenhaal said. “But I feel like it’s important to continue making the show. I feel like a political wife or something. I don’t like that.”
The allegations against Franco were published in a story by the Los Angeles Times in earlier 2018. Nevertheless, he continues to star in “The Deuce”.
Gyllenhaal was also asked whether she, as a producer, was involved in the decision to keep Franco on the show.
“Yes, I was a part of that conversation,” she said. “It was a lot of really intelligent people who were able to think in a nuanced way, who were talking with the actors and the crew. My conversation with an actress on the show is going to be very different than David Simon’s conversation with an actress on the show, but I do think we all tried to use the most nuanced part of our minds to think this through.”
She added, “I feel, and I continue to feel, that this is a show about all of these things. To cancel a show about sexual politics, sexual power, the commodification of sex in the film business, would be really confused. And nobody was willing to continue to make it without him.”