TV preview: Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in 'The Honorable Woman' on Sundance TV

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 09:26 AM Written by 

Honorable Woman

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Another movie actor crosses over to TV as Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in Sundance TV's "The Honorable Woman" (10 p.m. Thursday), an eight-part miniseries.

Gyllenhaal stars as Nessa Stein, who witnesses the assassination of her Zionist arms procurer father as a child. As an adult, she changes her father's company's work to laying data networks between Israel and the West Bank. A political meltdown ensues when she's appointed to the House of Lords for her work on reconciliation between the Israelis and Palestinians.

To play Nessa, Gyllenhaal puts on a British accent that's quite believable. Read more after the jump. ...

"I kind of wish I could talk like that all the time," Gyllenhaal said. "I remember someone telling me once when I was doing an accent and then I went into my American ‑‑ they sort of said, 'You sound much smarter and kind of better ...' Maybe I could just adopt it. But I did an English accent in a couple of other things before this, and I think it was, like, all right.  But this was the first time I really felt it was just in my bones.  And actually, ironically, a friend of mine who is an actress had texted me a couple of days before I got this script and said did I have a good dialect coach in London because she was going to make a movie.  And I gave her my dialect coach.  And then I got this script and thought, 'Oh, [expletive],' you know."

She found another dialect coach.

Read a review of "The Honorable Woman" in Thursday's Weekend Mag of the Post-Gazette.

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