Maggie Gyllenhaal refused to watch the original film which inspired her
latest movie CRIMINAL, as believed it would be "destructive" to her
The 27-year-old actress is still reluctant to view the Argentine hit NINE
QUEENS - which the scam story is based on - as she wanted to stick to her own
interpretation of playing VALERIE.
She says, "No, I hadn't - and I intentionally didn't see it when we were
working on it.
"I guess I told myself it won't help me to see someone else's
interpretation, but truthfully I don't like thinking of the movie as a
"It's such a destructive way to think of something artistic. And I still
haven't seen it."
As for agreeing to appear in the remake, she explains, "To be honest, I
worked for nine days and I just thought it would be interesting.
"Which is not at all how I choose anymore - I've got burned that way, a
little bit. But this one, I instinctively just went, 'Ok, that'll be