Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Promote Peace at ‘The Honorable Woman’ Premiere

As the conflict in Gaza rages in real life, SundanceTV’s timely miniseries “The Honorable Woman,” which follows an British-Israeli billionaire using her family business to promote reconciliation between Israel and Palestine, premiered the first episode in Gotham July 23.

At the screening hosted by The Cinema Society and Tod’s at The Crosby Hotel, SundanceTV prexy Sarah Barnett hoped that the mini would encourage resolution. “I don’t think any of us would claim that the show is in any way commenting on the situation in the Middle East that tragically has in the last few weeks become escalated, but I do think that if the piece says anything about human beings and about the conflict in the region, I think it is that people have to keep sitting at the negotiating table, however much pain there or however much people are trying to resolve very difficult things — you have to keep trying to resolve it.”

“I’ve never been more proud of anything I’ve ever done in my life,” said star Maggie Gyllenhaal. “There had been other television projects that interested me over the years a little bit, but I wasn’t particularly looking for that. The script just came to me and I sort of forgot actually that it was on television until we were a few days into shooting it, to be honest. I kind of all of sudden went, ‘Oh my God, this is eight hours!’ I know how to pace myself for two hours. I’ve never done anything like this before and it was actually kind of terrifying for a minute.”

The evening continued at The Ludlow, where Gyllenhaal’s husband Peter Sarsgaard explained his outfit. He told their kids that there was “a lot of war going on” and he wanted a peace sign T-shirt. The result? His white t-shirt covered in colorful peace signs and the word “peace” scribbled all around it.

The Honorable Woman” premieres July 31 on SundanceTV.

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