(via MTV) When I recently visited the set of one of 2009’s most anticipated movies, “Watchmen,” I saw many amazing things that I unfortunately still can’t talk about. One of the people who wasn’t there, however, was the stunningly sexy Carla Gugino — so when I caught up with her on the red carpet at Sunday’s SAG Awards, we were naturally both excited to engage in some red-hot, non-embargoed Sally Jupiter action.
“It was really one of the craziest, most fun roles I’ve ever gotten to play,” marveled the “Sin City” star, cast as the burlesque dancer who proves to be the most PR-savvy of the complex superheroes. “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.”
As those who’ve read Alan Moore’s beloved 1986 comic know, Gugino’s character dubs herself “The Silk Spectre” and becomes a de facto matriarch among the alternate-reality antiheroes. Years later, she’d pass the torch to daughter Laurie (”The Heartbreak Kid” star Malin Akerman) and retire — but not until after she might have been raped by another so-called “hero.”
“The rape scene is pretty crazy that Jeffrey Dean Morgan and I have,” Gugino insisted. “Not that I would say that’s the one I really want you guys to see. … The title sequence of this movie is going to be extraordinary. We spent many weeks over the time of the shoot shooting it. That’s going to be a very, very special thing that wasn’t scripted, that will be really empowering.” (...continue)