"I didn't want to do the movie... I wasn't looking to work, I had a four-week-old baby, and he came to Brooklyn (New York), right around the corner from my house - I mean, I'd barely left my daughter yet at that point - and he really convinced me." Director Roland Emmerich made a trip to Maggie Gyllenhaal's home to convince the new mum to star in his movie White House Down.