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How did you get approached about playing this role of Marie in this movie? In reading this script, there were so many things that I connected with. And when I met with the director David [de Vos], I felt that he was someone who was passionate and compassionate for Haiti and he represented it the right way. Kreyolicious: You’re the most well-known Haitian actress in Hollywood. I can’t say that I’m from Haiti.” It’s like I’m proud that I am from Haiti. My manager got a call from the production company, and she read it, and she called me and said, “I think this is something you’re going to want to do.” By the time I finished reading it, I was like, “You’re absolutely right.” I just loved the story. We should keep Haiti at the forefront of everybody’s mind.” I loved the relationship between Marie and the other characters. I wanted to do something that represented what was going on at the time. The name of the character was very, very surreal to me. Kreyolicious: Speaking of representation, the character Ray in the movie is a camera man, who had to go from behind the scenes. At one point, you weren’t the only one, and actually there were some that started before you—that no one knew were Haitian. I don’t understand why you wouldn’t be proud of where you’re from. Kreyolicious: This movie was partly filmed in Haiti, correct? Obviously I connected with the Haitian part, being Haitian and having a Haitian background. At one point, he has to decide between capturing—getting a good story—and saving a life. The thing that I wanted to bring out from that—sometimes people see you. Do you ever feel like you have to be everything to everyone? But you’ve always been—in your interviews, bio and everything—-you’ve always been forefront about being Haitian. The exteriors and some of the other shots were shot in Haiti. In terms of how Haiti has been portrayed in the media, what are your thoughts? I think things have changed so much from my teenage years, from when I started modeling. What is the difference between you and these other ladies? So on a Friday, when the folks on the East Coast are well into their day, Garcelle has just dropped off her twin boys at school. If you come to my house, as soon as you walk in the door, I have a Haitian vodun flag, a vodun king, kids wearing uniforms in Haiti. She’s having coffee at her home in California, during what she calls some “alone me time”. I always put my best foot forward, especially if I’m representing a brand, or something at an event. Kreyolicious: Back when you started, there was this negative stigma with being Haitian.
But with Garcelle’s gorgeous features and leggy figure, New York came calling on a gramophone, and she headed there and signed with Ford, one of the biggest modeling agencies in the world. Her father Axel and her mother Marie-Claire divorced when she was a little girl. Has the fact that you’ve dated two men who were outside your culture and “race”, made you more open to dating a black man? Not too long after, Marie-Claire moved to the United States—Massachusetts specifically—and one by one, she brought her kids with her (Garcelle has five brothers and two sisters). We’re thought of being intelligent, proud and honest people. I don’t feel that I should do anything that will take us step backwards.
I think there’s a whole lot more to be accomplished. All the characters that I’ve played have been honest—not necessarily good people—but positive roles. Heck, even most African Americans are now trying to find out where they came from. Heck, even most African Americans are now trying to find out where they came from. no she oinst , a nd i would tell her, to me this experience of me dating my bofirned has thought me alot that i wouldnt and i would be ignorant towards africans especially nigerian with the media, but i learm the right way Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2018 Oluwaseun Osewa. Garcelle Beauvais is the pride of the Haitian community, not because she’s an actress in Hollywood who happens to be Haitian, but because she’s a staple in Hollywood, who is perceived as clinging to Haitian values, even though she’s lived in Hollywood land for most of her life—but with her chin up in the air. Marc native didn’t have it easy from the beginning. I’m looking for somebody who’s fun, loving, honest. Kreyolicious: God, I hope this doesn’t come out wrong. The movie arena was not to be neglected and it never was. Kreyolicious: Some people are wondering…would Garcelle date a Haitian man? [Tremendous laughter] I am open to dating a good man, so whatever forms he comes in, then great.