I think it has something to do with the fact that she not only survived what might have been one of those "cute chick who Pauly Shore falls in love with" movies, but Carla Gugino
has navigated the waters of celebrity with grace and consistency. She's never once been in a project that made you feel she was taking it just for the paycheck. Hell, even when she was cast as the mom in SPY KIDS, it made sense. She had great chemistry with the rest of the cast. RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN... eh, OK, so maybe that was the one thing that she should have passed on, even if she was the best thing in it. One of the things I hope to do in the future is get a chance to watch Gugino in a live production. Theater is so much more visceral. It engages so many senses. Unfortunately it's engaged my desire to scream at patrons for using their cell phones, but I also find it amusing that I can never look up Alan Cummings name on certain sites without the auto-censorship kicking in. (He was at the Roundabout Theater with Gugino last night as they celebrated its long history.)
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