Carla Gugino talks Watchmen
Actress Carla Gugino, who plays The Silk Spectre (a.k.a. Sally Jupiter) in the film adaptation of the graphic novel Watchmen, had a lot to say about the role in a recent interview with MTV.
I start at 25 years old in the 1940s, and I age to 67 years old with full prosthetics in the 1980s. [Sally] is a larger-than-life character. She’s a costumed crime fighter, but her idea of a costume is very Bettie Page-meets-[Alberto] Vargas.
In the interview, which took place during the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards, Gugino offers up her thoughts on her character’s hairdo, the amount of "ass-kicking" scenes she filmed, and one of the story’s darkest moments: the scene in which her character is raped.
According to Gugino, the film’s title sequence could be one of the most impressive elements of the big-screen adaptation, combining computer-generated effects with live-action shots to create a visual timeline for the troubled superteam.
"It incorporates real history and the fictitious world of Watchmen, and so it’s very cool,” Gugino explained to MTV. “We meet Nixon and all sorts of people.”