Nanny McPhee Interviews! Maggie Gyllenhaal and Emma Thompson


Nanny McPhee Returns! And so does Emma Thompson in her role as the bewitching but beastly nanny who comes to the rescue. In this follow up to the 2005 hit, she brings her magical mentoring to the chaotic home of Mrs. Green, played by the always charming Maggie Gyllenhaal. Babble got a chance to chat with both ladies about the movie, motherhood, and how we could all use a Nanny McPhee.

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal

    “Being a mother is made to be difficult. It’s made to bring you to your knees. That’s why it’s so gratifying.”

    The lovely & low-key Maggie Gyllenhaal talks Paris, paparazzi, and letting her daughter (gasp!) play with Polly Pockets.

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    Emma Thompson

    “For those of us who have fought the agony and imprisonment of what motherhood once was, we’re now finding ourselves in a different kind of frying pan. We’re expected to be able to tackle everything.”

    The hilarious producer/writer/actress talks about a showdown between Nanny McPhee and Mary Poppins, bringing a beer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and why she could never be just a mom.

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