Kelly, rapper-mogul Diddy and crooner Luther Vandross—in that order. Matter of fact, I had some friends over the other day, and I told them, “The next time you come, I’m cooking a Haitian dish.” I never took it upon myself—that negativity—was part of who I am. Kreyolicious: You never had a Haitian boyfriend or anything like that? Was it something about them that turned you off to marriage? 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. Watch for her in theaters in November alongside Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle in the thriller , set to be released next year. Beauvais launched a children’s jewelry line Petit Bijou years ago, and is swiftly moving into the publishing arena. I would have to date a Haitian man who’s more Americanized. But more than an actress, and career woman, Garcelle is a mom—mother to Oliver Saunders, her son from her first marriage to Daniel Sanders and her twins Jax Joseph Nilon and Jaid Thomas Nilon from her defunct marriage to Christopher Nilon. She is the author soon-to-be published books in a series of three: the first , inspired by the biracial heritage of her two youngest. A traditional Haitian man would probably not go for the way my life is…in terms of what I do. I felt that it was going to be done well, and like I said, I wanted to tell people to people not forget about Haiti—with the other disasters going on. I feel for me, as a Haitian actress, I’ve always been careful about the roles I play. I remember this girl saying that you were hosting some Haitian event some years ago, and some in the crowd asked you to speak a little Creole and you refused. Do you ever feel like— I speak Creole all the time. It was a way of doing something that would last, and hopefully tell people not to forget. 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. Kreyolicious: After was—at the time of the earthquake—such a passionate story. Kreyolicious: I’m wondering if you feel any type of pressure as being “The Haitian Actress”.
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? 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. 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?