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This is basically the first Haiti-themed movie you’ve done. I think when people see you, they expect you to look like you’re happy all the time. I’m usually that person who goes way beyond the fact of what I’m supposed to be there and used for; and I feel like, this is who I am. 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. Kreyolicious: When you play a character on TV, do you sometimes feel some kind of obligation to have your character be Haitian? I’m not, you know, he has to have six figures; you have to have to have this and that. I can’t just go out and look for only one type of man. I can’t move to Haiti because of my kids, because of my divorce. Kreyolicious: Right now, there’s this big tourism movement. Marc—are you involved in anything at the moment that would bring that city to the forefront? My sisters and I are trying to come up with something that we can do. Kreyolicious: Do you ever think about moving to Haiti someday, starting a business there, staying there on a permanent basis?
Currently, she has a role on “Psych”, and is pretty much one of the few television actresses who still remain relevant on TV today as when they first started. I haven’t yet met a Haitian man who’s asked asked me out.
Her father died in 1990, seeing only a glimpse of his daughter’s success (he had actually been opposed the idea of her going to New York to launch her modeling career).
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.
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.