Maggie Gyllenhaal is claustrophobic and has rage issues

Maggie Gyllenhaal

This may come as a surprise, but Maggie Gyllenhaal is a woman of ”a raging temper”, who suffers from claustrophobia.

”I have a raging temper. I’ll shout and scream, then it passes like a wicked storm,” she told The Guardian.

”I’m claustrophobic. It’s taken me years to be OK on the subway, but in taking my daughter to school I’ve conquered it. Don’t even talk to me about elevators.”

However, therapy has helped Maggie a lot.

”Therapy was incredibly enlightening. I don’t think it’s only necessary if you’re unwell – it’s a useful tool for me to understand my own mind and how it works,” she added.

Maggie-GyllenhaalAlso, the actress says that she has softened with age and that motherhood has helped her become less judgmental.

She said: ”I used to be so tough. I’ve become much more vulnerable as I’ve gotten older. We all soften with age. I feel a lot more sensitive and less strident in the world than when I was in my 20s. I had more fight then, but I prefer the way I am now.

”Motherhood brings you to your knees in a way that doesn’t leave room for you to judge others. It makes you see that there’s no ideal – a constant struggle, constantly compromising, but ultimate love.”

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