Gyllenhaal has English-accent tic

Maggie Gyllenhaal can’t stop speaking in an English accent.

The American actress – who has a two-year-old daughter Ramona with director husband Peter Sarsgaard – is living in the UK while filming ‘Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang’ and admits she is having trouble leaving her character behind at the end of each day.

She said: “I’ve loved being in England. I shot ‘The Dark Knight’ here about two years ago, and then last year Peter shot ‘An Education’ so we’ve been here once a year, for a substantial period of time, for the past two years.

“It’s funny because in the movie I have an English accent and sometimes I keep it going. Peter and I were saying that we are going home and we are going to say little English things and our friends are going to think we are super pretentious!”

Maggie and Peter – who married in May – worked together earlier this year, when she starred in his stage production of ‘Uncle Vanya’ and she admits it was her favourite project to date.

She added to Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper: “Doing the play was our wedding present to each other. And I don’t think I’ve ever worked on anything that I have enjoyed more than doing that play with him, although it is difficult doing a play when you have a young child, because you are never there for your baby’s bedtime.”

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