Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband, actor Peter Sarsgaard, almost didn't make it to their own Architectural Digest house tour.
The couple's episode of AD's popular home tour series, "Open Door," premiered back in February and, since then, the clip of their "bohemian Brooklyn brownstone" has racked up over 1.8 million views on YouTube. Judging by the comments viewers responded positively to their home, which "actually feels like a home and not just something taken straight from an interior design magazine," as one user wrote.
For Gyllenhaal, the response to her house tour came as a relief.
"That means a lot to me," she said during an exclusive interview with AOL's Gibson Johns at the Josh Cellars Father's Day Pop Up wine shop at Grand Central Station. "I thought it was maybe too goofy, or something."
But, unbeknownst to viewers, the tour actually almost didn't happen because of a mishap that the couple had with their electric car -- which actually ended up giving their home more of a "lived in" vibe during the tour, which you can watch at the top of the page.
Maggie Gyllenhaal out and about
Maggie Gyllenhaal out and about
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 11: Maggie Gyllenhaal attends the Josh Cellars Father's Day Pop Up Shop In Grand Central Terminal on June 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Josh Cellars)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 11: Maggie Gyllenhaal shops at the Josh Cellars Father's Day Pop Up Shop In Grand Central Terminal on June 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Josh Cellars)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 14: Maggie Gyllenhaal attends The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards Vip Grand Opening Event on March 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Related)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Maggie Gyllenhaal is seen outside the Kate Spade show during New York Fashion Week: Fall/Winter 2019 on February 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 08: Maggie Gyllenhaal wears earrings, a white top with a transparent white muslin mandarin collar, a black lustrous jacket, a black lustrous skirt with a bow belt, a clutch, red pointy shoes , outside the Opera Garnier 350th Anniversary Gala in Paris on May 08, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Julia Garner, Kiki Layne, Nicola Glass and Sadie Sink attend the Kate Spade Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week at Cipriani 25 Broadway on February 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
MARLENE MEYERSON JCC MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2019/02/05: Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard attend To Dust special screening at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 13: Maggie Gyllenhaal attends the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Imagess)
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal attends the 2019 National Board Of Review Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Maggie Gyllenhaal speaks onstage during The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for National Board of Review)
Actor Peter Sarsgaard and his wife actress Maggie Gyllenhaal attend the 2019 National Board Of Review Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Maggie Gyllenhaal arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 10th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SAVANNAH, GA - OCTOBER 27: Maggie Gyllenhaal accepts the Outstanding Achievement In Acting And Producing Award onstage during the screening of "The Kindergarten Teacher" at the 21st SCAD Savannah Film Festival on October 27, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for SCAD)
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"We had planned to spruce it up a little, but we have a Tesla and we didn’t realize that it has half the battery power in the cold," Gyllenhaal laughed. "It was a freezing cold day, and we were driving down from Vermont, and we got very delayed. We basically ran in, I put on a dress and they were waiting for us to come [home] for hours. We got there, and it was like, 'Go!,' and we did it."
For the couple, who share two daughters Ramona, 12, and Gloria Ray, 7, their "Open Door" episode will serve as a memento of their current home before their upcoming move to a new house, Gyllenhaal revealed to AOL.
The upcoming move will just be another thing that the 41-year-old will be adding to her plate. When we asked her at the Josh Cellars Pop Up opening what her ideal scenario to relax with a glass of wine with, she lamented that she rarely gets the chance to do so.
"I have two little kids and a lot going on," Gyllenhaal explained. "So, it’s very rare for me that I’ll have wine with lunch. It just seems so luxurious and delicious to go, ‘F--k it! I have nothing to do for the whole rest of the day,' because of course the day is over if you have a glass of wine at lunch. Maybe I would choose that, with pasta and somewhere warm and sunny. It could also be cold and snowy near a fire, but definitely a glass of wine with pasta at lunch."