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Emmanuelle Chriqui Opens Up On Losing Her Mom at Age 16

Emmanuelle Chriqui Opens Up On Losing Her Mom at Age 16

Emmanuelle Chriqui graces the cover of Ocean Drive‘s May/June 2015 issue, out on newsstands now!

Here’s what the 37-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On what to expect of Entourage, the movie: “[It] is like the biggest, most awesome version of the television show… It’s shot so beautifully. Doug Ellin really did an amazing job directing this film. It looks so cinematic…things are nice between her [Sloan] and Eric; they’re not together but they’re co-parenting. And it unravels, as it always does between them.”

On losing her mother to cancer at age 16: “I always had this very strong support, it wasn’t until I was older that I was really able to appreciate the gift that she had left me in a short amount of time: everything from cooking and setting a beautiful table and just the tradition of being a fighter. My mother was such a fighter. The cancer just devoured her, but to the last moment she fought, and lived life; two weeks before her death, even though it would take her four hours to get ready, she was very coquettish and she was getting ready and you’d ask, ‘You need help, Mom?’ and she’d say, ‘Nope.’ She was going to do it on her own. And those are the kind of things that when I least expect it, I remember them and go, ‘wow.’”

On her new show Murder in the First: “I’m so excited to be a part of this show… [My character is] a total badass. She’s super guarded and doesn’t wear her emotions on her sleeve. I’m just discover who she is, and that is so exciting for me as an actor.”

For more on Emmanuelle, visit Oceandrive.com!

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Photos: Randall Slavin
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