Women in Trouble's Carla Gugino Talks About Her Sucker Punch Duet
11.17.09 by Ryan
Carla Gugino is carving out an unusual career that ranges from playing a secret-spy Mom in the family-friendly franchise Spy Kids to a pregnant porn star in Women in Trouble. Gugino is currently re-teaming up with Watchmen's director Zack Snyder in Sucker Punch, playing a character that Gugino told the Palm Beach Post will require her to perform more than just a dual role.
I'm a psychiatrist at an asylum and, in an alternate world, a dominatrix, choreographer and madam in a brothel. I sing and dance. I'm Polish and I have red hair. That's all I'm going to say. I have this amazing scene where I do this wild stunt over and over. All of a sudden I was like, "I'm covered in bruises. How did that happen?"
Gugino told Movieline that she won't be alone in her song and dance routine, either.
Oscar Isaac and myself, we sing a duet. I don't know if I can say what the song is yet, but yes, I do sing and dance.
Gugino and Isaac aren't the only cast members performing musical numbers. Co-star Jamie Chung admitted in September that she, too will be singing in the movie. Gugino agrees with Chung that singing is the scariest part of working on Sucker Punch.
I've just been terrified of singing for most of my life, and of late, I've done so much of it. I did a short film that Joe Gordon-Levitt directed me in where I play a rock singer, and in Elektra Luxx, there's a very small dream sequence where I sing and do a little dance. I'm like, I've gotta get my act together!
Electra Luxx is the sequel to Women in Trouble, which is currently in theaters in limited release. Luxx, which Gugino called a "total independent film homage to Lord of the Rings," was shot before Women even reached theaters. A third movie in the series, Women in Ecstasy, has been written but has not been shot yet.