Full spread featured in BELLO mag May 2015 issue #70 - Download BELLO mag APP
For most people, the Hollywood Dream conjures up images of tennis courts and European sports cars, VIP access, and hobnobbing with the beautiful people. But for the actual tastemakers who drive this town - those artists and tradespeople whose work imbues LA with their uniquely creative souls - 'making it' isn't about achieving a lifestyle; it's about building a career on your own terms.
"Perhaps I could have become a much bigger star much earlier on if I had made different choices," says actress Carla Gugino as she reflects on an ever-growing body of work remarkable for its longevity, certainly, but more so for its variety and conviction. "I just was never really interested in branding myself or being known for only one thing. I've always wanted to be and have been inspired by transformational actors and actresses."
Maybe that's that's why nearly thirty years in, Gugino's career is hotter than ever, with three - count 'em, three - high profile upcoming projects: HBO's new geopolitical comedy, The Brink, M. Night Shyamalan's dystopian FOX mini-series, Wayward Pines, and Brad Peyton's big screen FXtravaganza, San Andreas. Each is as different from the rest as possible, and all are premiering in the next few months. Ladies and gentlemen, witness the Hollywood Dream in action…
"I think people get confused because they'll come up to me and be like, "Wait a minute, you're the mom in Spy Kids and the lesbian parole officer in Sin City! I don't understand!" Gugino says with a laugh. Yet while she's not un-sympathetic to their plight, she's not about to make it any easier for them…not when exploring her enviable range is half the fun of it.
"Wayward Pines is a mind bending paranoid mystery, San Andreas is a huge edge of your seat disaster movie that was very physical. And The Brink is a smart black comedy that came out of the blue and I fell in love with."( Read more...Collapse )Source: BELLO mag