(Guess Who Monday (previously Guess Who Fridays) is a weekly feature here at Nerdbastards where we challenge you to guess the latest known or lesser known child star of nerd pop culture from the days of yore (70’s, 80’s, 90’s), who have all grown up. Lets take a gentleman’s bet and see if you can figure out today’s ‘Guess Who’. Warning: we are not responsible for any shocked, appalled or arousing feelings which may incur.)
Milk is doing a body damn good. This young lady, just about 17 years old (Totally Legal in the state of Massachusetts), was only a little girl in her biggest role to date, but that trains a rollin’ right ahead and she is continuously working. Her IMDB picture made me (AND MY WIFE!!) go “Whoa!!!”, incredulously and happy she is doing well and not on the child star path of destruction. But who is she? And are you going to watch her career skyrocket with as much fervor as I am?? Now let’s see who she WAS!!
It’s our favorite Jersey Girl!! Raquel Castro, Gertie Trinke from Kevin Smith’s first non Jay and Silent Bob vehicle starring our beloved Ben Affleck. Cute as a button and sassy enough at that wee age to keep up with Affleck and Liv Tyler acting-wise. Although I do not promote myself on the site besides anything other than one of the head writers, I was actually an actor in this film, as an extra. Yes, I do associate myself with the bad string of luck Bennifer ran into after Jersey Girl and Gigli. Even though this movie was probably Smith’s lowest grossing film, I think it was maybe his best written and acted of the bunch besides Chasing Amy.
…And finally to point out, Raquel gets to say the awesomest of awesome lines in the movie when she is picked from school in the Millennium Falcon (Ben’s Street Sweeping truck) and yells ” Punch it, Chewy!”
Raquel Castro…We speak your name…And patiently await the Playboy pictorial in the next 5 years.