There was once a time in the acting industry that the movie stars would focus their career solely on their big screen projects, while television stars would focus on the small screen. However, things have changed a lot since then and we now seen a lot of movie stars deciding to appear in television projects.
One such movie star, who has decided to star in a miniseries, is the talented actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stars in the series The Honourable Woman. Maggie plays the role of a woman stuck in the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the actress has now spoken about playing the role.
Gyllenhaal told the New York Post newspapers Page Six column, "I’ve never been there, but I certainly expect to one day. I play Nessa Stein, a titled Anglo-Israeli embroiled in the horrific situation. My character, who witnessed the murder of her father, a Zionist arms dealer, is working to effect some reconciliation. Trying to be good to both sides."
She added, "On a once-a-week TV miniseries, understand that things don’t resolve quickly. It’s complex. Provocative. People are scared to talk about whichever side they believe in. Our scenes are steadily trying for a conversation. Hoping different ways make for talking points and that in some manner, this has some effect. Each episode makes viewers think."
As well as starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, the rest of the main cast for The Honourable Woman includes the likes of Andrew Buchan, Katherine Parkinson, Lubna Azabal, Genevieve O'Reilly, Eve Best, Tobias Menzies, Janet McTeer and Stephen Rea. The Honourable Woman continues to air on Tuesday evenings.