Garcelle Beauvais is a busy mom who is on the move promoting her new book series. Meant to inspire children while giving them something great to read, Beauvais’ I AM series addresses various issues that children are faced with in school and at home. The actress recently expressed pure excitement about her book series while conducting an interview with Ology. Check out highlights from the sit-down below:
On favoring television over film:
Well, I’ve always favored TV because of my kids, and being a mom. I never really wanted to be away for three or four months at a time. And TV allows me to be home. That’s why I’ve always gravitated to it. But no, I would do films too. If it’s a great part, I’m in.
On her new children’s book:
In October it’s coming out! But I’m really excited about it! It’s something that I’ve had in mind for a long time and I felt like there weren’t any books that spoke to kids of mixed races. And I mean, everybody’s mixed with something now. I’m living in two homes. It’s for kids who go back and forth. It’s from their point of view on going back and forth, but in a loving and beautiful way. It’s an adjustment for everybody to go back and forth like that.
On turning her book into a television series:
You know what, we’re in talks. We’ll see what happens, you know? We’re planting seeds everywhere. So hopefully that may come somewhere down the line. So from your mouth to God’s ears.
On her three passions in life besides acting:
Oh, number one my family. Number two would be, just when I say love, I mean being spiritual. I would say spirituality, spiritual. Loving–being loving. Coming from a good place and not spreading hate around. And I would say the third one would be leaving something behind for our kids. Leaving you know, clean land, fresh water. Just leaving a legacy behind for our kids that‘s good and clean.
Garcelle has three children in all.