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'Honorable Woman' Maggie Gyllenhaal learns to put her trust in others

'Honorable Woman' Maggie Gyllenhaal learns to put her trust in others

Maggie Gyllenhaal tends to rely on instinct over character analysis and dissection in her work. The full portrait of a particular role comes to her only after filming ends, in retrospect, she says. So perhaps it is only now — a year and a half and a Golden Globe later — that she just might have a handle on Baroness Nessa Stein, the billionaire heiress at the center of "The Honorable Woman." "One of the ways of seeing this — what it's about for me right now — is, who are you, actually?" she says of the eight-part political thriller. "How is who you are different than the fantasy of who you were, who you thought you were supposed to be,...

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