Quoted: Maggie Gyllenhaal

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
5:30 pm
05/16/17

Photo Via Tim Hout at MATTER for Apiece Apart Woman

“To my five-year-old, we talk about Trump as a bully, who doesn’t know much about being president and who isn’t curious. And we talk about how people (even children) have a lot of power when they join together, even against someone who seems terrifying. To my ten-year-old, I’m pretty candid. We talk about bigotry and sexism. We talk about what you do when people make laws you think are unjust and elect leaders you think are corrupt. Do you follow them anyway? Or does it give you an opportunity to grow your mind? To consider what you truly believe in. And what will you risk to protect it? (Which is also something I talk about with my friends.) We listened to Matilda (the musical based on the Roald Dahl book) the other day and I cried. A group of kids finally defeats Miss Trunchbull (a powerful bully) by standing up against her together. They sing ‘We are revolting children, we live in revolting times.’ I think kids growing up these days are going to have to be like that. Ready to revolt!”

-Maggie Gyllenhaal, actress and mother to Ramona, 10, and Gloria, 5, to Apiece Apart Woman, 2017.

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