"This is the only time I lied about my age to get a job... I was 16 and I said I was 14 to get the job, and I got it... I told the director, like, three weeks in, once I knew I couldn't get fired because we'd shot enough. I was like, 'Just so you know, I am 16'. I thought for sure he was gonna be like, 'Oh, no big deal', but he was like, 'I would never have hired you if I knew you were 16!'" Former child star Carla Gugino reveals she landed her role as a girl scout in 1989 adventure TROOP BEVERLY HILLS after lying about her age.