a proud Latina and Im not afraid to
show it. The reason I don't normally eat
Mexican food is because it's cheap and unappetizing.
When I was young, my whole family used to
gather around the TV and watch reruns of
Chico and the Man. That show first showed
me how much better it was to be American.
all been living in denial about it, but
now it's starting
to sink in and it's very upsetting.
As we count down to the last three episodes,
it's getting harder
and harder to read the lines, do the scenes,
without one of us breaking down in tears.
And I have to admit, I'm a pretty emotional
person and I'm probably taking this harder
than the others. This has been my family
for ten years and now suddenly I'm wondering
is going to be like without that closeness.
way I and my family have been treated is
an absolute disgrace. At the end of the
day, I'm a nice person and loving husband
and father. I've been called a bad father,
I've been called a bad husband and my wife
has been called a bad mother. Things always
hurt that are said about my family, and
for people to call my wife a bad mother
is unbelievable. I'm a strong person, I'm
a strong family man, I'm a strong husband
and a strong father.
think more than anything the things that
were being said in the papers and a lot
of people coming out and saying things that
hurt me because it was upsetting a lot of
the people in my family and a lot of my
cannot remember a moment in my life
when I have not felt the love
of my family.
We were a family that would have killed
for each other - and we still are. My parents
adored each other, and in my childhood
there was barely a cross word between them.
too wrapped up in my work
I would need to show myself that I'm able
to sustain a good
before I could even imagine what being a
father would be like.
I got from my aunt,
the great singer Rosemary Clooney, and from
who was a game
show host and news
anchor, was: don't wake up at seventy years
old sighing over what you should have tried.
Just do it, be willing to fail,
and at least you gave it a shot. That's
echoed for me all through the last few years.
someone were to harm
or a friend
or somebody I love,
I would eat
them. I might end up in jail for 500
years, but I would eat them.
in the beginning, it was really tough.
Coming from Cincinnati, Ohio, I was just
who had a dream,
which was to go to Los
Angeles, have a career
and to be able to support
To have a dream like that and, you know,
you're not ready for what's coming ahead.
I think that's just a part of being famous,
and something you learn
it is very selfish
that I would be able to continue to dedicate
and energies to myself. However, I do thoroughly
a good session on the water and striving
to remain competitive.
we have made a movie
are going to find funny
and something that can be a shared experience
for the entire family
in a way that's emotionally
as a story but also works as a comedy and
captures the spirit of the holidays
all kind of rolled into one.
should be home with the children,
building that home and making sure there's
a secure family
had a heck of a job
keeping the fear
factor down during the main croc capture.
Even my own daughter
was intimidated by the croc stuff. When
we watched it at the premiere a few weeks
ago, she ran up and sat on my lap, just
to keep in contact because she wasn't sure
what was going to happen to me.
and my wife, we sleep and live
the wild life. That's all I do. Rescuing
people about wildlife,
so I travel
through our new movie
just being me. I didn't' have to worry
about the script. I didn't have to worry
about the story. All I had to do was just
go through the movie and instead of using
video cameras, we had 35mm cameras shoot
me and I just breezed on through it. However,
that's just my world.
There was another world, the world of CIA,
spies, people trying to get me, satellites,
intelligence and intrigue. You couldn't
get any more action,
adventure and fun.
meant at the same time
the right and duty to be personally concerned
about your own well-being, to be personally
concerned about your family's
to be personally concerned about your future.
This is hard work.
is the common denominator. In society
we choose to black out the traumatic things
that happen in this world
whether it be child
molestation or something else as horrific.
There is a brothel halfway across the world
in a country where they are prostituting
out five year-old girls. Do we want to face
that as a society? Do we want to acknowledge
that that exists? No we don't.
was a goal.
for me as a young
girl, was my image of what I hoped
for. It was part of the big picture.
married means I can break wind and eat
ice cream in bed.
than you think
it is ... It's a lot of long hours,
a lot of traveling
and a lot of being away from your friends
I was lacking some kind of support
and needed to be accepted or appreciated.
had not only left the family,
but he'd died,
so perhaps as a child
its all said and done I would like
to look back and think
that I help
to make modelling
a possibility for a greater number of people.
I dont do things that I will regret
in the future.
I tend to err on the side of caution. Not
to mention the fact that the present world
I reside in would not have been possible
without my past. I am most proud of being
able to represent my family
and community with honour and dignity.
just show pictures
Thats not all there is. I saw people
to survive and making it. I saw families
holding together. I saw kindness and beauty,
not just bombing and death.
I heard beautiful stories, but thats
not what the media
shows us. I want to go back live
there again some day. Its a beautiful
country and it has an amazing culture
If you are going to tell a story, tell the