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    Mon, 04 Jan 2010 12:55:29

    Playlist: Maggie Gyllenhaal of <i>Crazy Heart</i> - In this exclusive interview, Maggie Gyllenhaal shares her playlist and talks country music with ARTISTdirect.com editor and <I>Dolor</I> author Rick Florino…

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    "I've always liked country music," says Maggie Gyllenhaal with a big smile.

    Maggie's love for the genre definitely comes through in her performance in Crazy Heart. In order to play small-town reporter, Jean Craddock, Maggie drew upon that natural love for country. By channeling her own tastes, she was able to create a character that's both passionately believable and honest.

    About Jean, she continues, "She's a feeler…She's the most vulnerable emotional personal I've ever played."

    Maggie plays her quite well too…Maggie sat down with ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino to discuss Crazy Heart and what's on her playlist. She definitely loves her country, but there's a whole lot more on there as well…

    Check out Maggie's playlist below and don't miss her in Crazy Heart out now!

    Maggie Gyllenhaal's Playlist:

    1. Gillian Welch

    2. Iris Dement

    I do listen to country music. I really love Gillian Welch. I always listen to her and Iris Dement. They're both country!

    3. The Dirty Projectors

    I'm kind of into The Dirty Projectors. I don't know them that well, I'm just starting to get into them.

    4. Arcade Fire

    I love Arcade Fire!

    5. Bruce Springsteen

    I've been into Bruce Springsteen since I saw him play at this Obama Benefit a while ago. He just totally blew my mind again.

    6. Patti Smith

    I was listening to this Patti Smith album the whole time I was making SherryBaby.

    7. Waylon Jennings

    8. Hank Williams

    When I was making Crazy Heart, I was listening to Iris Dement and Dixie Chicks kind of girls. Waylon Jennings. I was really into Hank Williams.

    Rick Florino

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