Maggie Gyllenhaal says it would have been 'misguided' to cancel The Deuce after ...

Maggie Gyllenhaal said it would have been 'misguided' to cancel The Deuce in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct made against series star James Franco.

Speaking to The Guardian about the 127 Hours star, 40, on Thursday, the actress, 41, admitted: 'The show is about misogyny and inequality in the entertainment business.

'And I feel that there are all of these fascinating women telling these stories that illuminate exactly what is on the table in terms of feminism at the moment. That would have felt misguided and confused to me.' 

Thoughts: Maggie Gyllenhaal admitted it would have been 'misguided' to cancel The Deuce following allegations of sexual misconduct against James Franco

Thoughts: Maggie Gyllenhaal admitted it would have been 'misguided' to cancel The Deuce following allegations of sexual misconduct against James Franco

Maggie, who has been a vocal supporter of the Time's Up movement, admitted her thinking on James' role as twins Vincent and Frankie Martino in the show 'changes all the time'. 

While she said she believes there 'have to be consequences for disrespecting women sexually, or at all', she added that pulling the plug would have sent the wrong message. 

Maggie stars as prostitute-turned-porn-star Eileen 'Candy' Merrell in the raunchy 1970s-set critically acclaimed HBO series. 

Concern: Maggie, who has been a vocal supporter of the Time's Up movement, admitted her thinking on James' role as twins Vincent and Frankie Martino in the show 'changes all the time' 

Concern: Maggie, who has been a vocal supporter of the Time's Up movement, admitted her thinking on James' role as twins Vincent and Frankie Martino in the show 'changes all the time' 

Candid: While Maggie said she believes there 'have to be consequences for disrespecting women sexually, or at all', she added that pulling the plug would have sent the wrong message

Candid: While Maggie said she believes there 'have to be consequences for disrespecting women sexually, or at all', she added that pulling the plug would have sent the wrong message

Maggie previously admitted she had questioned every woman working on 'The Deuce' about James' conduct towards them.

Asked if she had ignored the allegations or confronted the star and what to do in such a situation, she said: 'I would've felt similarly as an actor, but I felt it was my responsibility to do the opposite of ignore it.

'You know, we at the time that the accusations against James came out in the LA Times we read them all, we took them very seriously.

'We spoke to every woman on the crew and in the cast to find out if they felt respected and what their experience of working with James was and everyone said that they had been totally respected by him.'

 Allegations: In January last year, it was claimed that the Hollywood star had previously been 'abusing his power as an acting teacher in a sexually exploitative manner'

 Allegations: In January last year, it was claimed that the star had previously been 'abusing his power as an acting teacher in a sexually exploitative manner'

In January last year, it was claimed that the star had previously been 'abusing his power as an acting teacher in a sexually exploitative manner,' PEOPLE reported.

It was further mentioned that Franco apparently got irked when female students wouldn't participate in scenes during a proposed film shoot, while another claimed the actor forced her to partake in oral sex, saying 'that time wasn't consensual.'

The actor has denied the allegations against him.

Busy schedule: Meanwhile, Maggie got back to work on set for the gritty drama, as she filmed new scenes in New York on Thursday

Busy schedule: Meanwhile, Maggie got back to work on set for the gritty drama, as she filmed new scenes in New York on Thursday

Meanwhile, Maggie got back to work on set for the gritty drama, as she filmed new scenes in New York on Thursday.

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