All posts tagged: Spy Kids

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

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 before …

Mozart’s Most Metal Moment – The Atlantic

Mozart’s Most Metal Moment – The Atlantic

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. Welcome back to The Daily’s Sunday culture edition, in which one Atlantic writer reveals what’s keeping them entertained. Today’s special guest is staff writer Annie Lowrey, who covers economic policy, housing, and other related topics. She recently wrote about how Montana performed a housing miracle, and why you have to care about these 12 elite colleges. Annie just moved to New York and already has tickets to both a Fleetwood Mac dance night and a Mozart performance. When she’s not out seeing shows, you might find her walking the streets and listening to Metallica—the ideal working-mom soundtrack. First, here are three Sunday reads from The Atlantic: The Culture Survey: Annie Lowrey The upcoming event I’m most looking forward to: I just moved to New York with my family; gosh, is there a better city for music? Among the many …