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MessageSujet: Viva magazine - 2009   Mer 5 Aoû - 21:43

Go with the flow

CSI starlet Emily Procter opens up about remembering the past, living in the present and how sheís prepared to take on whatever comes next.

By Bonnie Siegler

When you first meet Emily Procter, it’s her unpretentious, thoughtful and composed manner that greets you. The co-star of the widely popular CBS drama CSI: Miami exudes an air of total calm, a quiet dignity that you somehow know is deep and true, despite the success that has led to the bring lights of California from modest Raleigh, North Carolina. “I think I’ve held on to my Southern roots,” she says with a lingering hint of a Southern drawl, “because I’m proud of where I come from. I feel there is a hospitality and level of kindness with one another that I miss in a big city like Los Angeles. Is it necessary to hold on to these roots? I don’t know. It might be silly that I have.”

Throughout her life, Procter remembers her grandmother and the influence she had on her granddaughter’s decorating taste, forward-thinking nature and firm opinions. “She was a very fearless woman and she prepared me for life in a really wonderful way. My mother and I are incredibly close, but she’s my mother and will always parent me. My grandmother told me that every night she’d say, ‘God, I’m so sorry I let you down but I will do better tomorrow.’ She said that in regard to her own opinion because my grandmother was very opinionated. Every morning, she would say, ‘please let me remember that my opinion is just that and to keep it to myself.’ That was the moment I fell totally in love with her because it was so honest. I have really, really tried to remember that in my own life that my opinion is mine, but I fail at that a lot, too.” Her extraordinary tight bond with her grandmother, who passed away at a remarkable age 90 (“after giving a dinner party the night before, so maybe she was worn out,” she says) has only added to Procter’s sense of maturity and responsibility.

But the actress - standing at a petite 5'2" - thinks her life’s destiny has more to do with love. “I’m spiritual, but I don’t necessarily believe in organized religion for values in life. I think that the universe is such a wondrous place and there’s so much about it that we don’t know, but I relate more to the power of love - or the power of the lack of love. I always think that the higher being in life is love because love does seem to be able to fix things. And I’m speaking about true love - true, honest, giving, loving thoughts to a living creature. That always seems to work.” But one question lingers: whom do you love now? “I love a lot of people,” she says immediately. “I have the same best friend that I had since kindergarten and love her. I love my mom and my dad. I love my boyfriend, and I love my cat, Kevin.”

Unassuming in nature, the prestige of being a leading lady on a global hit drama escapes the 40-year-old actress, and goes beyond money, extravagances and award shows. Right now, Procter is reveling and enjoying cleaning out the closets of her Spanish-style home while on summer hiatus from filming. “Oh, this feels so good,” she gushes. “I end up having to buy things to wear to events so I have to clean out my closets regularly. Then my friends come over and look at everything and take what they want. Sometimes they bring stuff over too. So I’m recycling goods.” It’s evident from Procter’s ‘spring cleaning’ enthusiasm that she has a genuine passion for the environment and living a sustainable lifestyle. “I never lived excessively before CSI, so one thing I always tell people about living a sustainable lifestyle is don’t buy disposable furniture,” proclaims Procter, who became interested in decorating at age five when her mom awarded her the task of choosing some upholstery. When not filming, she continues to enjoy interior decorating and building houses with a partner and friend, gathering from antique shops, flea markets, garage sales and family. “Buy pieces that you really love and aren’t going to get rid of in three years. Find ways to repurpose older furniture.”

Her environmental balance is also reflected in other sound choices. Not only does Emily love degradable garbage bags, she also is a proud patron of a local “green” dry cleaner. “What is really important are green cleansing products - things that go down the drain should be better for the ocean. We should have a higher standard.” Procter says she’s fallen in love with eco-friendly dishwasher tablets “that are fantastic and get your dishes really clean.” She also says organic personal care products have also changed her life and outlook on green living. “[I love the] bubble bath ones because I’m a big bath person. I don’t fill the tub up all the way so it’s still less water consumption than taking a shower.” She’s also fond organic shower gels and lotions, and her favourite are those “that are so pure you could eat them. And the scents are incredible.”

Such “green” wisdom from a gal who grew up with archeology ambitions, completed her degree in journalism and dance at East Carolina University, and became a weather anchor in Greenville, North Carolina. “I used to tell people I wanted to be an archeologist, but I don’t know that it was actually a possibility,” she says with laughter. “I loved the idea of fossils and had a fairly substantial rock collection. That was one of the things I always wanted for my birthday - rocks!” She still has a fair amount of rocks in her Hollywood Hills home along with collections of bug shadow boxes and over sixty cobalt blue books. “Whenever I travel, I buy a blue book and put a note in there of all the people I was with and where I was when I bought it. They are getting harder and harder to fi nd because it’s a very specific shade of royal blue, one of my favourite colours.” She pauses and smiles. “And fl ying insects, beetles - things like that. I know, it’s an acquired taste.” Although still likes to get her hands dirty, rocks have been replaced by gardening. “I really enjoy being outside, so working in the garden for me is a great mental focus. I have a blackberry bush that’s wonderful.” Since developing a green thumb, her food offerings have also become plentiful and more natural, fi nding a satisfying feeling of growing her produce. “I grow tomatoes and it’s very easy to grow basil. I always have cottage cheese in the refrigerator because I’ll have that with the yellow teardrop cherry tomatoes I grow and some basil.”

As beautiful as Procter is on the outside, it’s the internal care she strives to give herself that reinforces her overall well-being. Along with a daily multi-vitamin and folic acid supplement, the athletic actress says a healthy diet only supports her exercise routine. “I eat healthy, real foods but I’m not an over-dieter, which I think is unhealthy.” A self-confessed “fairly decent cook,” Procter stocks her kitchen with micro greens, milk, eggs, salad makings, nuts and rice crackers. Fresh fruit is delivered monthly through a special farming program thanks to a yearly gift from a friend. “I have candy jars in my kitchen that are full of nuts - walnuts, almonds, pistachios, soy nuts - and rice crackers. And I do have a jar filled with semisweet chocolate chips that give me the same satisfaction as M&Ms, but they’re a little bit better for you and I don’t need quite as many.” When it comes to regular exercise, the actress thinks outside the box. “I dance three days a week either hip hop or ballet and I started taking trapeze classes, which is really fun.” She has also competed in several marathons and triathlons. “I have a girls’ running group and we get together once a week; we’ve been doing it for 10 years. I have very strong legs.”

Those same “strong legs” are also Procter’s favourite body part. “They say that one of the keys to having a long, healthy life is to have strong legs. So it’s sort of a double edged sword for me because I have those strong legs that are in good shape, so I feel happy and thankful about that. But sometimes I wish I had those long, lean pencil legs.” She definitely makes use of them considering she arranges a biking group and makes time to ride together to see a movie when possible. Despite all her exercise and healthy eating, though, one area of concern “are my upper arms. I’m built solidly so I have very solid arms,” she shares, “and sometimes in clothes, they look too solid.” Despite a sexy Hollywood image synonymous with her smoldering, no-nonsense on-screen character detective Calleigh Duquesne, Procter says she has little in common with her alter-ego except “we are both very strong women who are also very organized. Th e benefit of being a strong woman is having confidence in yourself.” Summing up her own image, Procter almost apologizes for the vast contrasts in her personality. “I’m busy; my boyfriend calls me the tiny tornado. Kindness - that’s a trait that I take great care to work on. And lastly, what people wouldn’t know from my CSI character, is that I’m silly. I’m a big practical joker.” Yet, Procter says her life is in constant flux with balancing the physical, emotional and spiritual sides of life. “I just think you do your best. Th at’s the question I ask myself the most: Am I doing my best? Did I do my best? If the answer is “yes” then I think I’ve done okay. I always say to myself “just do your best” because I do think that people let the world get on top of them and life will ride you if you let it. The trick is to ride it. Life works if you do your best.”
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MessageSujet: Re: Viva magazine - 2009   Jeu 13 Aoû - 11:49

http://www.vivamagonline.com/

J'ai ce lien qui peut être sympa pour compléter cet article.
Le lien du "Viva Magazine 2009" avec une cover magnifique sur Emily Wink
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MessageSujet: Re: Viva magazine - 2009   Jeu 29 Oct - 14:44



Je viens de me rendre compte que la photo de couverture provient du photoshoot qui se situe sur le site officiel d'Emily!
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MessageSujet: Re: Viva magazine - 2009   Jeu 29 Oct - 16:49

Thank you!very nice photo!
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MessageSujet: Re: Viva magazine - 2009   Jeu 29 Oct - 19:11

MDR Je veux ce shoot !! y'a pas moyen je veux ce shoot !!
Merci les filles !!

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