Carla Gugino has had a big summer; she starred with The Rock in San Andreas, which was an enormous, monstrous box office hit, and now she’s moving on to a Cameron Crowe-directed series Roadies.
Gugino is taking over for Christina Hendricks, who was originally cast in the upcoming Showtime series. But there’s reportedly no bad blood between the actors; Hendricks says she loved working with Crowe, but the character evolved into a completely different being, requiring a different type of actress.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gugino will play Shelli, a “rock band’s production manager, a world-class multitasker, passionate music fan and tireless work partner to the band’s tour manager Bill” (played by Luke Wilson).
This isn’t the first time Carla Gugino has appeared on Showtime; she had a guest-starring role on Californication alongside David Duchovny. As of now she can be seen on HBO’s The Brink.
Gugino had a blockbuster on her hands with San Andreas, an action-packed film about an enormous earthquake that hits California and puts millions of lives–including those of The Rock’s ex-wife and daughter–in danger. The film wasn’t much of a stretch for Carla, who survived an earthquake once herself. She said in an interview earlier this year that she will never sleep naked in California again because of it.
“I was in the Northridge quake in 1994, living in the Pacific Palisades with my boyfriend at the time. I woke up from a dead sleep. And I was sleeping naked, just in my birthday suit. I got up and I could not find any clothes – and the ground was shaking, things were falling. I was just going to run out of that house, just naked as the day I was born. But I finally found my robe on the ground. I put that robe on, and I have not, to this date, slept naked in California ever again!” Carla Gugino said.