Actress Carla Gugino has been regularly working in film and television since the late 1980s. She has anchored numerous series over the years, including Karen Sisco, Threshold, Jett, and Leopard Skin, in addition to high-profile recurring roles on Entourage and Californication. Her latest part has earned her the very first Critics Choice nomination of her long and impressive career, for playing Verna, a version of Edgar Allan Poe’s Raven, in The Fall of the House of Usher.
I had the chance to speak with Gugino about what appealed to her about this challenging and chameleon-like role, and what the filming process was like for her and her many scene partners. She also reflected on some of her favorite characters from the many she has played, and her upcoming role in Lisa Frankenstein.
You can watch the video above, and read below for an official summary and where to watch.
From Mike Flanagan, the creator of The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, a wicked horror series based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Ruthless siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher have built Fortunato Pharmaceuticals into an empire of wealth, privilege and power. But past secrets come to light when the heirs to the Usher dynasty start dying at the hands of a mysterious woman from their youth.
The Fall of the House of Usher is streaming on Netflix.