Maggie Gyllenhaal wants to follow in her brother JAKE's footsteps and make the giant leap from independent films to Hollywood blockbusters.

Jake first grabbed attention in Richard Kelly's dark masterpiece DONNIE DARKO before going on to star in Roland Emmerich's disaster blockbuster THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW - and Maggie would love to become a movie idol herself, even though it wasn't always her dream.

The 27-year-old tells British magazine EMPIRE, "You know, to be honest, I would like to have the power to choose to do any movie I want. I didn't always want that, but I do now.

"At first I thought, 'All I want is to be able to do these little independent movies, that will satisfy me'. And it's not true. Actually I want to do that movie and so does Nicole Kidman, and f**k, I'd better figure out how I can do it.

"I thought I would be satisfied with the choices I have now and I'm not."

01/02/2005 17:38