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EXCLUSIVE! Maggie Gyllenhaal: My 3-Year-Old Understands My Most Complex Movie Roles!

Wed, February 17, 2010 11:23am EDT by Add first Comment
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Ramona Gyllenhaal, you are a genius. Not only do you get what your mom does for a living, but you also understand the importance of her Academy Award nominee.

With Maggie Gyllenhaal as her mother, actor Peter Sarsgaard as her dad and Jake Gyllenhaal as her uncle, it’s no shocker three-year-old Ramona Sarsgaard understands the ins and outs of the film industry. Ramona even gets that her mom is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as a journalist who falls for a musician in Crazy Heart. Kudos, kid!

“Well, she’s three,” Maggie, 32, explained exclusively to Feb. 16 at the AARP the Magazine’s Movies For Grownups Awards Gala in Beverly Hills. “She understands some of it…Because people come up and say they’ve seen it and they like it and she just keeps saying, ‘Mom, what’s Crazy Heart?’ So she knows a little bit.”

But it isn’t only Ramona that’s supportive of Maggie. Although hubby Peter, 38, didn’t get an Oscar nod for his role in An Education, Maggie said he’s her biggest champion, telling her, “I feel like I was nominated when you were nominated.” Naturally, she feels the same way. “I really understand what he means, I would have felt that way were it the other way around.”

This is Maggie’s first Oscar nomination — do you think she will walk away with the award this year?