It's a role that requires the actress to do a number of nude scenes — something she's entirely comfortable with because of her understanding of the part. Speaking to W Magazine , Gyllenhaal explained: "Here's the trick: You have to look at a sex scene as an opportunity to express things that can be expressed best when people are making love. Or whatever. And then another guy. And another. Then it's fine to act naked, because all these other things are going on in your mind. Gyllenhaal previously explained that when she signed on to the show it was important to her to make sure a 'genuine' female orgasm was portrayed on screen. As The Deuce features "lots of transactional sex [and] lots of fake orgasms", Gyllenhaal wanted to make sure that when her character Candy has a "real" experience, it was also real to the viewers. In order to show the contrast and to show that these are performative," Gyllenhaal explained.
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The year-old stars as single mum prostitute Eileen Merrell - who walks the streets under the name of Candy — in the raunchy HBO drama, which also stars James Franco. In the latest episode of the explicit show, Eileen is determined to turn her back on prostitution and have a full-time career in porn. Images show her transformed into a sexy school teacher and then naughty nurse for saucy on-screen action. At one point she pulls her bra down to bare her breasts as she gets rather intimate with her co-star. Eileen is determined to eventually work behind-the-scenes and pleads with kind-hearted producer Harvey Wasserman — alias actor David Krumholtz — to give her a job off-camera. Speaking about the role the actress recently told Time Out: "She gets involved in the beginnings of porn in someone's basement. And even though there's two naked guys and another naked woman and they're filming sex, that's incidental to her. It's the birth of an artist. Once that gets woken up in her, it can't go back to sleep.
In The Deuce , the HBO series that returns with its second season on Sunday, Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Candy, a self-sustaining sex worker who promotes herself to becoming a director of pornographic films in a s New York. But that wasn't always the idea. In fact, when Gyllenhaal signed on to the show, there were just drafts of three episodes, and Candy's future wasn't determined. So, in order to ensure that Candy and The Deuce told a worthwhile story, Gyllenhaal asked to be made a producer. I trust your storytelling. I've seen your other stuff. I believe this is gonna work, but just in case, I wanna be sure that I'm included.
By Tracy Wright For Dailymail. The year-old actress shot to fame after her breakout role in Secretary, and has since won incredible accolades in the industry for her acting abilities. The Deuce star — who has daughters Ramona, 12, and Gloria, seven, with husband Peter Sarsgaard — is happy to flash the flesh on screen so long as she is given the 'final cut' of what is seen but rarely asks directors to make any changes. Maggie portrayed a young woman who was recently released from a mental hospital and pursued a job as an assistant for a sexually-charged boss in 's flick Secretary. For her role in The Deuce — which follows the lives of sex workers in the '70s — Maggie worked with the wardrobe department to create a barrier for intense romantic scenes.