Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about her role in the Dark Knight.

Maggie Gyllenhaal isn’t a name you’d usually expect to see attached to a summer blockbuster. The actress is usually to be found among those smaller indie/cult projects – ‘Donnie Darko’, ‘Secretary’ and more recently ‘Sherry Baby’. But if you are going to go blockbuster, there’s no better place to start than with Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’!

We got a chance to talk to Maggie over the weekend about the film,
which has already toppled all box-office expectations. Here, the actress chats about her character Rachel Dawes – the love-torn interest of both Batman (Christian Bale) and Gotham’s ambitious District Attorney Harvey Dent – and how she feels about taking over for Katie Holmes in ‘The Dark Knight’.


Check back for more Dark Knight video interviews  coming this week!

‘The Dark Knight’ is currently showing at Irish cinemas everywhere, cinema times are available here on