In an interview with the Huffington Post, celebrity mom of two Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed her approach to handling the paparazzi, saying, “I do not go near them.”
Maggie continued, “I don’t know if they do it to me or if they don’t, because when I used to even peek a little bit I found it so brutal, and so unkind. Sometimes someone will send me something or say ‘Oh, I saw a picture of you and Ramona on the street.’ And I always write back and say I just don’t want to know.”
She added that it can be “confusing” for her to have paparazzi documenting her life in pictures. She said, “It’s funny because I feel this way about almost nothing else. Everything else in my life I think ‘I want all the information.’ I want to know as much as I can know. In this case, if someone followed my 5-year-old to kindergarten and I didn’t know, I would rather just not know. I get so confused by all of that.”
She said that things are much more mellow now that her and her family moved to Brooklyn. She said, “It’s much better now. Last time, when my daughter [Ramona] was born, I was living in the West Village. Everything was different. I had, like, seven movies come out at once.”
Maggie and husband Peter Sarsgaard welcomed their second daughter last month.
How would you feel if the paps followed you and your family?