Gyllenhaal visits The Early Show to discuss the controversial Lions Gate film that was a 2002 Sundance Film Festival winner.
"Secretary," billed as a black comedy, is loosely based on a short story from Mary Gaitskill's fictional collection, "Bad Behavior." Gyllenhaal's character, Lee Halloway, lands a job working as a secretary for E. Edward Grey (James Spader) in his small-town law firm. She slowly engages in a sadomasochistic relationship with her boss and abandons her fiancée.
Gyllenhaal next project will be in Spike Jones' movie about writing a film called "Adaptation." She will also be seen in John Sayles' "Casa de Los Babys."
Facts About Maggie Gyllenhaal
- Maggie Gyllenhall was born in New York City on Nov. 16, 1977
- She attended Havard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, Calif., from grades 7-12
- She attended Columbia University in New York and majored in literature and eastern religion (B.A.), graduating in 1999
- Gyllenhaal once bussed tables in an upscale Massachusetts restaurant
- She played the sister of her real-life brother in "Donnie Darko" in 2001
- In 2001, she had small role in Drew Barrymore film "Riding in Cars with Boys"
- In 2002, she had a supporting role in "40 Days and 40 Nights" starring Josh Hartnet and Shannyn Sossamon