Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Room of One’s Own,’ Maggie Gyllenhaal started a collaboration with Autograph Collection Hotels as their Independent Film Advisor to give female screenwriters a space to work in 2018. Following that, Travel + Leisure interviewed the actress to talk about her views on travel and writing.
During the chat, the interviewer asked the actress about her favorite hotels, and she answered:
“I love the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. There’s also this riad in Marrakesh called El Fenn. I really like the Covent Garden in London. I’ve been staying there forever, and it feels homey. There’s a lot of places I’d like to go.”
After the magazine also wanted to hear about where Gyllenhaal’s ideal place to write would be, she expressed her interest in Naples, the setting of Elena Ferrante’s ‘The Lost Daughter,’ which she was adapting to screen at the time. Then, the actress went on to talk about her love for traveling:
“I love to travel. When you’re writing, when you’re acting, or when you’re in your process, doesn’t everything start to become food for the mill? Wherever I am is feeding my mind for the work that I do.”
She gave an example by saying:
“Let’s say I were in Naples writing, and I go for a walk, get something to eat, even if the project isn’t around Naples, somehow being deeply in the mindset of your work, everything feeds it.”
You can read more about Maggie Gyllenhaal’s words in the interview here.