Emmanuelle Chriqui Interview with Jewish Journal

Emmanuelle Chriqui recently conducted an interview with Jewish Journal.

Here are some highlights, visit their website to read the whole interview:

Chriqui set her sights on performing “at 3 or 4. I was such a little ham, always entertaining the family. From the moment I could talk I knew I was going to be an actress, singer, dancer, artist–something in the arts,” she said. “Then when I was 7, I did my first play, and that was my ‘aha!’ moment.”

Parallel to developing her own projects to act in and produce, Chriqui hopes that meaningful roles in Emmy- and Oscar-worthy ensembles with top producers, directors and writers come her way. She’d love to get to use her French again, and is open to exploring all genres. For her, it’s “always about the material. Big comedy is scary to me,” she admitted. “But it’s something I keep doing.”

For Chriqui, “It’s about determining what brings me joy and what doesn’t, and if it doesn’t just let it go,” she said. “That’s the ultimate for me.”

Emmanuelle Chriqui Talks Jenna Dewan/Channing Tatum Split

Emmanuelle Chriqui recently discussed the recent split of her friends Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum with People.com.

Emmanuelle Chriqui Fangirled Hard the First Time She Met OG Wonder Woman Lynda Carter on the Super Troopers 2 Set

Emmanuelle Chriqui was interview by People.com and she talks about meeting original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter and group dinners with the cast of “Super Troopers 2”.

“Super Troopers 2” Red Carpet Interviews

You can watch some red carpet interviews with Emmanuelle Chriqui from the premiere of “Super Troopers 2” from both Los Angeles and New York City!

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Screen Captures Update

I have updated our photo gallery with 1,000+ screen captures of Emmanuelle Chriqui from a 2010 livestream interview and her appearance on “The Today Show” in 2014.

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Emmanuelle Chriqui Dishes on the Boys of Entourage

When Entourage makes its silver screen debut on June 3rd, fans of the long-running HBO series are in for a treat. The film picks up where the show left off, chronicling the continuing career of movie star Vincent Chase, his merry entourage of hometown buddies and their perfectly imperfect antics. We sat down with the film’s female star, Emmanuelle Chriqui, to give her thoughts on Entourage‘s five main men—the guys who, after eight seasons and one film—are more like family than friends.

  1. Adrian Grenier:  He’s like an angel.  He cares about the world.  He really cares about our planet and the state of our planet and humanity. It’s bigger than his amazing career; he’s Captain Planet.

  2. Kevin Connolly:  He just makes me laugh. I call him ‘The Commander.’ Connolly calls it, man; he’s a director. To be a director you have to be able to manage 10 million things at once. He’s kind of like a visionary that way. It takes a very specific type to be able to do that.  Of everyone on set, he’s the one who will be like ‘Let’s get this in three takes and let’s go.  He commands attention and respect.

  3. Jeremy Piven:  Fiercely talented. I mean, I could honestly watch him read a book. And [he’s] witty, so very witty.

  4. Jerry Ferrara: I have the biggest soft spot for that guy. He’s so emotionally intelligent. He’s so clued in that it makes him a great actor, and a great friend as well.

  5. Kevin Dillon:  He’s like joy and old school charm in a bottle. He’s such a gentleman; he’s such a love. He’s really a tender guy and his comedic timing is on another level.

To read more on Emmanuelle, check out the upcoming May/June issue of Haute Living Magazine Los Angeles! 


Emmanuelle Chriqui on “Today”

Emmanuelle Chriqui stopped by “Today” this morning to talk about “Cleaners” and the upcoming “Entourage” movie. Check it out below!

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Emmanuelle Chriqui On Hope For Congo

“Entourage” star Emmanuelle Chriqui joins us live with rapper Omekongo. Together they are working with the Raise Hope for Congo campaign to show us how our everyday gadgets may be helping to fuel the deadliest conflict in the world in the Congo.

Emmanuelle Chriqui Designs Baume & Mercier Watch Bands

To actress Emmanuelle Chriqui time is a mystery. “On the one hand, as the seconds and minutes go by without us noticing, we wonder where they went; on the other hand, we have the consciousness that time is slipping by so quickly. This resonates with me in the deepest sense. It is bittersweet.” With delicate features and that infectious smile, Chriqui has charmed audiences in her roles in Entourage, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, and The Mentalist. Currently she has two movies in the works, A Short History of Decay and Omphalos, due out this fall.

A longtime fan of Baume & Mercier and friend of the brand, Chriqui recently embarked on a project to help design specially made watch straps—known for their easy interchangeability and versatility—for its women’s Linea line. Chriqui admits that she has been enamored of watches since she was young.

“My father, who is my hero, had a nice collection, and I inherited my love of timepieces from him,” says Chriqui, who received her very first watch from her father at the age of 14. “It may not have been what he would have chosen for me, but it was what I wanted: a big, clunky men’s two-timezone watch!”

Chriqui says she loved working on designing the new interchangeable straps for Baume & Mercier. Her synergy with the brand has been ongoing since she visited Geneva at SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) two years ago for the launch of its Seaside Living campaign and the then-new Hampton watch collection.

“I was thrilled when they asked if I would like to collaborate on a piece. I visited the factory and spent several days with them talking about my design preferences, and it seemed natural to create a new strap for the Linea line. I said I thought it would be fun to incorporate texture into the look. Having a braided or woven strap is a nice juxtaposition of hard and soft. It’s cool and classic at the same time.”

With homes in both LA and New York, Chriqui travels often. “Being bi-coastal is such a welcome adventure because I love both cities so much.” In Los Angeles, she enjoys weekend mornings the most: “My favorite thing to do in LA is wake up on a beautiful Sunday and get brunch at either Café Gratitude or M Café, followed by a stroll along Larchmont; I check out the farmers market and then see where the day leads. I love having no plans!”

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Emmanuelle Chriqui Takes on Hollywood’s Trash

As Sloan, she played the love interest on HBO’s rabidly popular Entourage, and now she portrays Lorelei on The Mentalist. In her free time, actress Emmanuelle Chriqui is an environmental activist: She helps plant school gardens in low-income neighborhoods, takes life-changing trips to places like Africa, and, since 2007, has helped run the Environmental Media Association, which promotes eco-efforts in the entertainment industry. Read on to find out how her path toward greenness was paved with persistent throat infections and homemade apple tarts.

What made you get
involved with the Environmental Media Association?

Years ago, I was shopping for a new car and was excited about the Prius. Someone put me in touch with Debbie Levin, the president of EMA. We hit it off famously. She saw my inclination toward living a natural life and asked if I’d be interested in joining. I’d already started doing stuff
that was important to me on my own, but the association is amazing because it
uses the media to create awareness. I was coming off Entourage, and there was sort of a lot of heat at that time, so I
thought I could add something. I’ve been working with them ever since.

What was it like to host their 2011 awards ceremony?

Just a ton of fun. And so amazing to see what a movement has
been created—that there’s really a consciousness rising. It was nice to honor
all those people who want to be green on their productions. It’s such a
cool event, and the fair after is amazing. 

a fair after?

Yeah. Maybe “fair” isn’t the right word, but there are food stands and products and all this stuff that’s natural
and organic. It just grows and grows every year.

You mentioned Debbie Levin, but who else in the
organization has inspired you?

Amy Smart. She’s a full-on environmental activist. Some people just have a passion to spread the word, and she’s one of them. 

What were those green things you were already doing on your own?

There was a series of events that
occurred. About 10 years back, I was getting frequent throat infections, and it
was really starting to affect my life. I saw a kinesiologist, who told me I was having a terrible time absorbing vitamins because of the water we drink—the chlorine and all the stuff in it. From that,
I developed a hyperconsciousness about water. Also, I’ve always eaten organic food and done the small things you can do at home, like recycling.

Before the health
issue, was there something else that influenced your thinking about environmentalism?

It started in how I grew up. My mom had a beautiful garden and always made everything from scratch. We didn’t have packaged foods. We had a salad every night with dinner, and dessert was fruit or maybe a homemade apple tart. Also, watching An Inconvenient Truth just floored me. I was like, “Oh, hell no. I am not sitting back.”

Is the
entertainment industry getting any greener?

I don’t know if you’ve ever been on a film set, but imagine all
the people it takes, the amount of paper and resources and
electricity that are being used in ways you can’t possibly fathom. Some production companies are really aware and are, say, trying to
do revisions by email so that they’re not printing all this paper. Some are using refillable water stations instead of having plastic water bottles everywhere.
They don’t let the generators run uselessly. When you
think of all the productions that there are, it makes a major dent. So yeah,
the big powers that be are definitely catching on.

In addition to
production practices, is the content of film and TV changing toward the more

Definitely. When you’re watching a family sitcom and
the dad’s going off to work, he’s in a Prius. That messaging is hitting the audience. And the more it’s
integrated into the script, the bigger the impact. The media has truly become everything. We’re bombarded with
it. So it’s great if environmental messages can be incorporated.

Have you been in shows or films with an environmental message? Do you plan to be?

I can’t say that there’s been anything that stands out. Of course, if the opportunity comes up, yeah, that would be amazing. If I
get the opportunity to produce something, I’d say, “Let’s make this production
as green as possible.”

Do you ever say that to

It’s hard when you’re just an actor coming onto something
that’s already been established. You can do your part, like bringing your own
refillable bottle or refusing to use Styrofoam. But it’s hard to
just show up and be like, “Alright, gang. Let’s be green.” Then they’re like,
“Uh, who’s the freak show?” 

Were there any green measures on the Entourage set?

Yeah, there was definitely
an awareness. At lunch there was always cutlery and porcelain plates.
Part of it was because Adrian Grenier is super green and a giant activist.
One year, for wrap gifts, he got everybody energy-efficient light
bulbs. He’s full-on. It’s kind of awesome.

You’re a big proponent of school gardens. Why do you have a passion for that?

It’s a shame that the less fortunate have no access to any kind of healthy way of being. And the education of it just isn’t there. So a garden is an amazing way to teach these kids the importance of the outdoors, of the fact that it’s important to eat fruits and vegetables. There’s a real pride when they’re growing their garden—and it teaches them all things: If you’re planting a garden, you’re learning science, math, geography. It’s such a brilliant idea that I hope ends up serving kids all over America, regardless of whether they’re rich or poor. 

Do you have a favorite object that has a connection to the environment?

I have
this amazing quartz that I found in Kenya. It was in the ground. On one side, it’s white crystal quartz, and
on the back, it’s dyed with that red earth. It’s really powerful. When I look at it, I think of

Most women in your
shoes would take contracts with big-name beauty companies like CoverGirl
and L’Oreal. How did you come to be a spokesperson
for Mineral Fusion?

It’s an amazing product, and something I use daily. When it comes to endorsement, I have a strong inclination to represent something I believe in, something that’s in line with who
I want to be. My dream is that one day, Mineral
Fusion or a company like it becomes mainstream. Having said that, I also use non-natural makeup for work. There are just some things that
deliver better for the camera. 

Would you consider a contract with CoverGirl
or L’Oreal if they came knocking?

I’d never say never to a big-money contract. I think about what I could do with that
kind of money. I could go and build 20 water wells in Africa. And so much else. So
I would never judge anybody that does it. I’m just really happy that at this point in my life, I found a company that I’m
so proud to endorse. But I think it’s important not to judge anyone’s reasons for doing
whatever they’re doing.

What’s your favorite place outdoors?

Kenya honestly changed me. I’ve never felt so insignificant—but in a positive way. I realized that this land does not belong to us. You see these giant, roaming animals, and you’re like, “No, this is theirs.”

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