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I think we’ve come a long way in the sense that people don’t think of us like that anymore.
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.
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?
Whenever you said, “I’m Haitian”, people immediately thought of AIDS, poverty.
Kreyolicious: Do you have a good relationship with Oliver. Loving yourself, you will not allow other people to hurt you unnecessarily. Have boundaries for yourself [so] that you won’t let anybody hurt you.
Sometimes, they’ll do something; I’ll get frustrated. The next time I come, Oliver’s definitely coming with me. I think it’s important if you can start with self-love.
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.
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? 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).