Maggie Gyllenhaal Doesn’t Like Having To ‘Answer For’ James Franco

Maggie Gyllenhaal doesn’t want to be taking questions for her male co-stars.
“Yeah, that annoys me. I have been asked to answer for him and I have nothing to do with it. 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.”

Gyllenhaal, as a producer, was involved in the decision to keep Franco on the show.
“Yes, I was a part of that conversation. 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.”

“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.”