Hollywood “discovered” New Mexico several years ago and has been shooting on location here ever since.  New Mexico has amazing landscapes, mountains, deserts, plains, rivers, uncluttered vistas and big beautiful skies.  We also offer shockingly massive tax breaks to out-of-state production companies, but that’s another story.  I was at a party Saturday night with a bunch of those movie type people and I learned New Mexico is being called Tamalewood.  I’m not sure what I think of that yet.

Anyway, a PA was telling about being on the set of Crazy Hearts and that Maggie Gyllenhaal is quite the diva.  She was polite about her bizarre and multiple requests and needs but also insistent they were urgent.  The better scoop is that she and Jeff Bridges allegedly employed method acting to prepare for their sex scene with lots and lots of intimate rehersal time in her trailer.  It was fortunate they completed all their private rehearsals prior to her boyfriend flying in for the weekend.