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Why Fran From I Care A Lot Looks So Familiar

If you thought Rosamund Pike could play a nasty woman in Gone Girl, then just wait until you see her in Netflix's I Care a Lot. Here, Pike plays Marla, a woman running scams to put elderly people into phony conservatorships. She ends up running afoul of the Russian mob, and soon, her life ends up in jeopardy. The film is bound to pique greater interest than usual considering how Britney Spears' conservatorship is under intense scrutiny at the moment, but that's not the only reason you should check out this film: It's darkly funny, with Pike's performance already earning her a Golden Globe nomination, and she's joined by a phenomenal cast with the likes of Peter Dinklage, Dianne Wiest, and Eiza González. 

Eiza González portrays Marla's girlfriend, Fran, and without giving too much away, she ends up in the crosshairs of her lover's scheme. González certainly isn't new to acting, and in fact, she's mostly known for playing intense, high-octane roles in a litany of action flicks. From her career so far, it's easy to see why many directors want to work with González: She has a strong presence that has made her a natural fit for the adrenaline-pumping action flicks in her resume. Her role in I Care a Lot is a bit of a change of pace, but she's exceptional in the film, and proves she has incredible range. 

Needless to say, González impresses in everything she does, and if you finished watching I Care a Lot and wondered where you had seen her before, we have your back.

Eiza González took a villainous turn in Baby Driver

Eiza González has been on a massive rise over the last few years, but she's no newbie to acting. She got her start in 2007 in the Spanish telenovela Lola: Érase una vez. She had worked consistently throughout the years before finally getting introduced to mainstream audiences in the 2017 Edgar Wright flick, Baby Driver, which follows a tinnitus-stricken getaway driver by the name of Baby (Ansel Elgort), who wants to get out of his life of crime but ends up on the wrong side of some very bad people. Some of those people include Buddy (Jon Hamm) and his muse, Darling (González), who have a very "Bonnie and Clyde" dynamic — in more ways than one. 

Edgar Wright has expressed some interest in doing a Baby Driver sequel for a while now, which would be the first in his career, but it seems unlikely González would return, considering what happens to her character in the first film. It may not be the worst thing to focus on a completely different cast of characters, though: these days,  González herself is immensely busy, these days with plenty of projects on her plate. 

Eiza González was practically unrecognizable in Alita: Battle Angel

Eiza González first started working with director Robert Rodriguez on a TV reboot of his nineties action-horror film — From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. In addition to developing the TV show, which ran from 2014 to 2016, he also directed several episodes, which meant he got to work directly with González, who played Santanico Pandemonium in all 30 episodes. The two obviously have a rapport, which likely played a role in the actress getting cast in the immensely popular sci-fi movie Alita: Battle Angel, which was also directed by Rodriguez.

In the film, she plays the cyborg assassin, Nyssiana, and you'd be forgiven if you didn't recognize her the first time around. Aside from her face and legs, most of her body consists of cybernetic parts. She's a vicious presence in the film, engaging in a battle of fisticuffs with Alita (Rosa Salazar) herself. Memorable as her role is, it's unlikely she'd come back if a sequel were to ever get off the ground.  

Eiza González continued her action streak in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Eiza González has proven time and time again that she has no problem portraying tough, powerful women able to hold their ground against the biggest action heroes around. This includes Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) of The Fast & Furious franchise, who teamed up for their own spin-off film in 2019. González plays Margarita, a.k.a. Madame M, a former lover of Deckard who supplies the team with weapons. 

She proves to be an even greater asset to the team when she's tasked with delivering Hattie (Vanessa Kirby) to a secret location, which soon puts her in danger when she comes face-to-face with the movie's villain, Briston (Idris Elba). Unlike many of her previous action film roles, she actually makes it out of this film alive, so if Hobbs & Shaw 2 ever gets off the ground, we'd definitely want to see more of Gonzalez's Margarita, preferably in a much more substantial capacity. It certainly looked like she still carried a flame for Deckard, so that is a dynamic that could absolutely be explored further.