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Carla Gugino Wonders How She Was Cast as a Mom at 27 in Film

Carla Gugino Wonders How She Was Cast as a Mom at 27 in Film

[ad_1] Carla Gugino said she is still trying to figure out how she was cast as a mother of two school-aged children at 27 years old in the original Spy Kids movie. During a recent interview with BuzzFeed, the actress, who played Ingrid Cortes, looked back at her time filming the 2001 movie, alongside Antonio Banderas, Alexa PenaVega and Daryl Sabara. The action-adventure film, directed by Robert Rodriguez, followed a family of spies. “It is so funny because I was 27,” Gugino recounted. “It was a really beautiful kind of double-edged sword because I love that movie so much. And the whole experience was incredible, and the movies continue.” The Girls on the Bus star continued, “I love Ingrid Cortes. But it was funny because I was 10 years, at least, too young for the role because I was a spy for 10 years and then somehow had children who were like 9 and 11,” adding with a laugh, “So it was physically totally impossible.” Gugino noted that Rodriguez had already begun filming the original movie for two weeks …

Carla Gugino on Her Singular Career in Spy Kids, House of Usher, and The Girls on the Bus

Carla Gugino on Her Singular Career in Spy Kids, House of Usher, and The Girls on the Bus

[ad_1] In Always Great, Awards Insider speaks with Hollywood’s greatest undersung actors in career-spanning conversations. To launch our new season, Carla Gugino reflects on 30-plus years of acting on stage and screen—and how, between The Fall of the House of Usher and The Girls on the Bus, she’s finally being seen in a new light. Over the years, Carla Gugino has gotten used to being called underrated and underused. (Even in a recent Vanity Fair review.) “Throughout my career, so many people have written that,” she recalls with a smirk. That’s saying something, since she’s been a working actor for more than three decades now. Gugino knew from a very young age—she secured legal emancipation at age 16 to pursue her career—that she would never be a “flash in the pan” kind of star. Moving around as a kid between her separated (and unconventional) parents, gaining wisdom well beyond her years, she always saw the long game. Small, even thin parts still matter, though it can take a while for observers to realize that: “Only …