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tonight, all-american action hero steven seagal and law and order and the trayvon martin follow him and then started an altercation with him, i uld arrest him in a he >> standing his own ground. >> do you still fight? >> yes, i do. >> you still dangerous? plus, jessica alba from hol by wood to washington star and ce oh, is turning heads. >> i feel very lucky and fortunate that i'm given the opportunity to even do this for a living. and still holding on after more than 20 years. ♪ hold on for one more day carney wilson, wendy wilson and chynna phillips on life, love and getting the band back together. >> we never dreamed it could be this good the second time around. this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening. i'll get to my interview with wilson phillips in a moment. first wael hear from actor and lawman steven seagal on this week's big story.
the outspoken actotakes on the trayvon martin tragedy and he's not holding back. later on i talk to hollywood star and ceo jessica alba. >> you can invest in health care and you can invest in education, which at the end of the day how can any society drive if they're not healthy and if they're not educated? they won't be able to compete in the world. >> steven seagal isn't just an action movie star. he's also been in law enforcement working as a reserve deputy chief. he's with us tonight talking hollywood li, keeping america great, and trayvon martin. let's start, let's talk about trayvon martin briefly. this case that's gripped america at the moment. this young black teenager killed in the street armed, under a law which at the moment has protected the guy that killed him. it's called stand your ground. now, you're a tough guy actor. you stood your ground toe to toe with the best of them. what do you think about this case? >> i mean, unfortunately, i don't have all the details.
i've bn a police officer for over 20 years and i've investigated murders and all kinds of different crimes. originally, you know, i was told that this was a situation where this guy was a neighborhood watch person who saw somebody that he thought was sort of shady and suspicious. he called it in and dispatch told them do not follow him. leave him alone. and then the guy continued to follow him, came up on his porch and started an altercation with him. now i'm being told none of that is true. so if you can tell me what really happened i can give you my opinion. >> my feeling is that he should at least be arrested. the legal process has to at least start, doesn't it? if somebody's dead? lying there unarmed and dead? >> you know what i can tell you? any of the guys on my team, if they did that, they would be on suspension and possibly in jail. >> this issue of stand your ground, florida's one of the states, there's quite a few states visit. i think there's 20 now that have this. florida has the most pronounced version of this law. the most generalized. they've seen an explosion in
cases of people using it to get off, effectively killing people. what do you think about the right to defend yourself? where are the parameters? you've been on the law enforcement side. you've been in tough movies. what do you think? >> everybody certainly has the right to defend themselves. that's not to say that they should defy common sense by avoiding or defusing a confrontation. that's very, very important. you know, in other words, if somebody comes up to me and calls me any name he wants to and talks about my mama, i'll say i'm happy you feel that way and turn around and walk away. coersely if he starts swinging at me or pulling out a weapon, then stuff's going to change right away. i think everybody really has to understand that. this law doesn say that you should look for altercations. what it really should say is you should do anything and everything you can to be able to avoid confrontation. however, as a last resort, if you're really, indeed, in fear for your life you have the right
to defend your life. that's what that law -- that's thspirit of thataw. >> let's talk movies. >> i got tired of coming up with last-minute desperate solutions to impossible problems created by other [ bleep ] people. >> all of your ridiculous, pitiful antics aren't going to change a thing. you and i, we're puppets in the same sick play. we serve the same master. and he's a lunatic and he's ungrateful. there's nothing we can do about it. >> terrific action film that grossed$160 million worldwide. steven seagal, international superstar. you had this huge, he hit. i think it's fair to say you haven't had one quite like that since. do you care? once you've had a huge hit like that, is that enough for a movie star? >> for me, if god blessed me with that one great hit, i'm satisfied. but i still got a lot in me and i'd still like to get out there and tell a lot more stories sinmatical. god willing, i'll get the chance to do that. >> what do you think about country right now? what do you think of what's happening to america?
>> i think one of the biggest problems that we have right now is border security. and i think that, you know, it seems to me that there's certain administrations in washington who are probably thinking that they may like to have open borders and therefore a lot of what's going on on the borde in my opinion is underpublicized. to say it lightly. >> because you live in arizona. >> right. and i think that there's well over 50,000 people that have been killed in the border wars in the recent past. that's more than afghanistan and iraq put together. i work for joe arpaio who i think is a great sheriff and a great man. it's really a matter of national security. and our borders need to be checked and monitored. i think that, you know -- >> given that, who do you want to be president? >> well, i mean -- >> come november? >> i mean, to be honest with you, i am kind of on the fence
now because even the people that are opposing obama are not necessarily, you know, brilliant in my opinion. but right now in my opinion, when you have cartel members coming and recruiting children off of the playground and they're recruiting people who no longer have the tattoos, no longer have criminal records, they're people that are going to be undetectable to come and work for them and you have them with their, you know -- they've been established all over the united states of america now. it's a huge problem. you know, i'd like to be able to bring a panel in here of some of the great experts on what's really happening on the border and let them tell you for your show. because it would amaze you. >> it would be a fascinating show. part of the problem of the whole bate is that anybody that argues in the way that you're arguing usually gets labeled racist and so on. >> it's nothing to do with that. >> it becomes a different debate. >> in maricopa county, if somebody commits a crime -- we
get these high risk warnts for murder, rape, armed robbery, whatever it is and we go after those people. when we arrest somebody in maricopa county we don't care if they're chinese, japanese, korean, mexican, french, italian. if you commit a crime, we arrest you. >> your new project is called "true justice." it starts on march 30ton the reelz channel. tell me quickly about that. >> i mean, i wanted to set up a situation where i could do kind of a show that would be based on things that i've seen in my career as a police officer and my friends and derive a lot of the stories that i thought were important and create a police show that was realistic and a little bit different than the average stuff that's going on. >> are you enjoying it? >> yeah. it's a lot of fun. >> what great ambition do you have left? what's the one thing, if i had the power to give it to you, you'd take it? >> i've been in awe bu dab by for the last few months working with them. very, very honorable people, the people that i've been working
with. they're talking about building a huge multimedia fund to make movies and televisions and different things -- television shows and different things like that. i want to be able to work on a project that would give people around the world the chance to represent their own people, their own culture, their own stories, rather than just hollywood really, you know, dominating and that's a dream of mine. >> do you still fight? >> yes, i do. >> are you still dangerous? >> let me tell you this. the guys that i'm training in ufc, you know, some of them have gotten their championship belts, world championship belts because they've attributed that to me and me teaching them. so i still know a thing or two. >> i'm always amazed steven seagal, every single bar you ever go into in the world there'll be some jack ass in the corner who wants to come and try it on with you. does that actually happen? >> once or twice.
>> what happens to them? >> bad things. >> for that reason, steven seagal, i am wrapping up this interview and wishing you all the very best for your day. >> thank you very much. coming up, getting the band back together. lovely ladies of wilson phillips. [ bleep ]. but you can help fight muscle loss th exerce and ensure muscle health. i've got revigor. what's revigor? it's the amino acid metabolite, hmb to help rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time. [ female announcer ] ensure muscle health has revigor and protein to help protect, preserve, and promote muscle health. keeps you from getting soft. [ major nutrition ] ensure. nutrition in charge!
>> really? >> it's the last one. last one. >> last one. ♪ i know there's pain, why do you lock yourself up in these chains ♪ >> that was "bridesmaids." huge hit with the surprise performer of "hold on," wilson phillips. 20 years after their debut the laies of wilson phillips are reunites. carnie wilson, wendy wilson and chynna phillips. it is 19 years since i last interviewed you for a british newspaper. you don't look a day older. >> thank you. >> i, however, do. >> so funny. >> are you all still friends? is this all for show? do you go and beat each other up the moment this interview is over? >> we're friends forever. >> friends for life. >> nothing could ever come between your friendship. >> even if we wanted it to. >> has it been a rocky past?
>> what, the friendship? >> yes. >> well, there have been times where, you know, the three of us have been -- obviously we disbanded for a while. obviously there were some times where we weren't speaking. so, yeah, there have been some rough patches. you know, the three of us learned a lot of lessons along the way. >> what are the lessons? >> oh, gosh. communication, communication, communication. >> and acceptance that we all three are different people. we have different personalities. >> because you're all quite feisty, aren't you? >> we can be. >> in our own way. and respect for each other for our differences. >> we fight when we're tired. we fight when we're stressed. it's like if you're at home. you know, your husband -- when do you fight? when you're tired and you're stressed. >> and performing and having hit records and touring and all that kind of thing, and all the press and the demands and the pressure, it is actually mentally and physically pretty exhausting, isn't it? i can imagine that you reach a point when you just don't want to be in the same room as each other. >> you just want to stick needles in your eyes. yeah.
it's like you are at the end of your rope. you're so done. you're done. you're baked. you just can't even imagine doing one more show, one more interview, one more day. it's just too much. you cannot hold on for one more day. u cannot. >> when i saw you in the early '90s and you were at the end of a very long press day, i could see it in your eyes. you were done with it. if we have to do one more bloody interview. i got it. having spoken to many artists, it's so relentless when you have a big hit and you go off and celebrate. everyone thinks it's so glamorous. >> add on top of that that your management is actually -- i mean, that your record company is actually managing you. that's a real conflict of interests. that definitely drove us into the ground. >> we're in our early 40s. we have nine children between us. i think now we come from a gratitude space. and we feel we're lucky to be here doing this. so why fight about little things? just celebrate what we're so
lucky to be doing still. >> when "bridesmaids" really popped and became this huge hit -- >> it fell out of the sky. >> hundreds of millions of people around the world watching you perform. >> yeah. it was really fun. >> so exciting. >> it was a huge blessing for us. we had no idea about the storyline or anything. and we just took a chance and did a cameo and, wow, what a great result we got. >> amazing result. has it given you a completely new lease of life as a career? >> i feel like it has. in a way. >> it's opened a ton of doors again for us. it kind of put us back on the map as you might say. but we definitely feel like we still have our road cut out for us ahead of us, because we want to continue singing together and making more records and writing songs. >> and touring. >> just because you were in a hit movie isn't necessarily going to guarantee that success, you know what i'm saying? >> i think the point is, the kind of roll model element of that film, do you have any -- when you watched it back going, whoa! for your kids maybe.
>> definitely i tid not want my kids seeing the movie. that's for sure. that was not going to happen. >> they came to the theater. with the first scene when she's, like, on to have of him i said, okay, out you go. that was it. they didn't see the rest of it. >> it's not for children, i don't think. >> i found it very disturbing this was going to be their introduction to the female forum. >> i think it's that edgy kind of "saturday night live" just edgy anything goes women can do what they want and just have that edge. i don't know. you know? >> the second time around, when you have all this success again now, people will say to me it's a lot sweeter. because when you stop it and it all goes away and you watch other people enjoying all the highs and the good stuff, you kind of miss it. even though it's been painful a lot of the time and horrible. actually a part of you really misses it. is it nice to be able to recapture it? >> absolutely.
yeah. recapturing it has been a lot of fun. and we never even dreamed that it could be this good the second time around. i mean, wendy used to say to me, i never in a million years thought we were going to sing together again. >> i thought it was over. we're back together. >> that first time you got back together and began to sing, how did that feel? >> what would that be? >> those first couple shows. >> we would look at each other like, we actually could look at each other on stage because we would start tearing up. >> really? >> yeah. >> that emotional? >> it's very mushy, but true. >> the funny thing is that we sounded exactly the same and it felt like the same dynamic. ten years later. >> we sing these songs in our sleep. forever embedded. >> i want to come back and i want to talk about this album. because this is like a tribute, really, to your famous parents. now, everybody knows the background to this. this hasn't exactly been an easy past for any of you. so i was struck by this.
we're going to have a short break. we're going to come back and explore this album "dedicated." we actually dedicate to our mothers and fathers who are with us. we want you all to know how much these songs mean to us. you're recreating the magic of your parents. i have to say it's been a tough journey. let's come back after the break and talk about that. it seems like a very redemtive terz to me. >> sounds fabulous. >> yes, it does.
obviously, it's disappointing, but, you know, it is -- it is what it is and there's nothing we can do to change it. you're letting a lot of people down. >> we'll just reschedule for later in the year. >> that's great. >> wendy, she's your sister. of course you're not going to be upset. there's three of us in wilson phillips. so if carnie can't do new orleans there's really nothing i can do. >> "still holding on" is your new reality show on the tv guide network. you are still holding on in many ways. very glamorously, i must say. i have to say, carnie, you're wasting away. >> she's the incredible shrinking woman. >> you're disappearing before my eyes. i think you lost weight in three segments. >> she keeps saying i think you lost weight from the beginning of the day.
>> you've talked about this famously over the years. you've been up and down like a yo yo. >> yeah. >> you look great. tell me how you got to this happy place. >> well, for about two years i really sort of let go of my focus on my health. really, just plain and simple. and i let a lot of old habits come back into the picture. and it was -- i wasn't feeling good and i actually really was getting scared about what it said on the scale and how i physically felt. so i needed to reach out for help and i did and i needed some more intervention. never ashamed to talk about it, admit that i need help. and i had a lap band put on over my gastric bypass. it's helping me feel full. you know, but these two can, like, tell you how i've made these changes. i mean, my choices, my habits are getting so much better. i'm eating no sugar and no white flour. i'm planning my meals. i'm going for the long haul. i'm working on my inside as well as the outside. i don't know if i did that last
time. it's been 13 years. i've had children. i've had a lot of personal and spiritual growth that i think is going to help me to maintain this forever. that's the goal. >> you said this great quote. in a sense it's very powerful. i can't smoke a joint. i can't have a glass of wine because i want ten joints, ten glasses of wine. that's my obsessive-compulsive and addictive behavior. i've really struggled since i've been sober. that seemed to me such an honest thing to say. >> for me personally with my genetics and experience and the way i can be obsessive with things. i just for a few years got into a really bad rut. and i decided that it's either, you know, if i want to have children, have a family and live a long life, i got to make some real, real serious changes. and i'm really glad that i decided to make my health first. that's what it comes down to is health. and mental health. i don't feel good when i'm stuffing it all down with something. and i feel like we all try to have something. and so that's a challenge now.
what is that something? it has to come from inside of me. >> that's the emotional aspect. >> are you two proud of her for the way she's been -- >> so proud of her. >> there's an emotional aspect to it, too. we eat for a reason. you know what i mean? people do those types of things and behaviors for a reason. not because i want to stuff myself. there's an underlying subconscious reason for that behavior. so i'm really proud of carnie. >> thank you. >> parenting, you've got nine kids between you now. famously you come from very famous parents. we know all that. it's never been easy for you. your kids will also be the product of famous mothers. how are you going to deal with that scenario, that issue? how are you going to avoid the traps that your parents fell into. >> we just have to push them into the press. you know, just to make sure. >> that sounds horrific. >> i honestly -- i think that we need to keep them grounded. keep them down to earth.
you know, not let them have inflated sense of self. you know, just because of their family history. you know, and just embrace their talents. and if that is going to the music industry, great. i will support that. you know? >> how is your relationship with your father now? >> it's a little strained at the moment. but, no. >> do you have one? >> there's peace there. >> is there actually what you would call a relationship? >> yes. >> somewhat of a relationship. and i wish it was more of a relationship. >> how would you describe it? >> shattered. >> no, god. sensitive. there's a connection always. he's, i mean -- compare it to years ago, we hardly ever saw him. and his life has changed so much. and when we do see him, like, i try to make him dinner at least a few times a year, come to his house. he's always traveling.
that man has been on the road for ten years straight and he hardly ever takes a break. and i say, slow down a little bit. i try to say slow down. the times we do really connect is during the holidays or when we do see him and we listen to music together. usually it's our music we're playing for him. he's playing us his music. and we sit together and he says, i love you so much. you know how beautiful you are? that's all a girl really wants to hear is her father saying that to them. >> do you feel like he's your dad? >> of course. >> or is he like this sort of disjointed friend that you've got? >> i wouldn't say that he's like a father figure so much. but, i mean, i love him as a person. and he is our dad. of course he's our dad. he's our blood. >> i think that, you know, when i see the pride in his eyes and i see how proud he is and that he's been able to express that to us, that that's -- that's good enough. he's never been the hands on type father. he knows that and we know that. and that's part of the growth and the acceptance of who we are
as people. you know, he has given such a gift to the world and a gift to me and a gift to wendy. and that's a mature thing. to me, that's a healthy way of looking at it. because people aren't going to change. >> let me throw in a little clip here because it's pertinent, i think. let's watch this ♪ how can we be like enemies when we're only flesh and blood ♪ ♪ what does it take to make your heart bleed, daddy are we enough ♪ ♪ you can get through, there's nothing stopping you from getting to us ♪ >> why did you play that? >> thanks a lot. >> it's kind of perfect timing, wasn't it? it's making me feel quite emotional because i've just had a little baby girl. you know, when you read these lyrics, how can we be like enemies when we're only flesh and blood, what does it take to make your heart bleed, daddy, aren't we enough? pretty heartbreaking stuff. >> a girl wants her father's attention and approval, you know?
>> we wrote that song when he was involved with a doctor that really controlled his life. and had him under the reins. and we didn't get to spend any time with him at all. and we missed him so much and this was our way of reaching out to him. and the funniest thing ever, the classic, was his response to that song. we said, how do you like that song, daddy? he goes, well, you either really love me or i'm just a piece of meat. that was his reaction. it was so classic brian. you know, he's so funny. >> is he a good grandfather in any way? is he a better grandfather than father? >> i just think that we need to spend more time with him. i want him to spend more time with his grandchild. he's got five kids at home, numerous dogs, a life on the road. when we are together, you see that love in his eyes. you know, they sit on his lap for a minute. he kisses them. you know, that's what we have. that's all we got right now. and i want it to be more. >> so better than it was but
room for improvement. >> yes. >> exactly. >> work in progress. >> like any relationship, probably, if you really think about it. >> it's true. it's true. chynna, you're obviously part of the baldwin dynasty now. what is it like being with all those baldwins? >> they're hot. >> when they all get together. >> they're funny. >> some of them are hot. >> they're smart. they are great dads. and, you know, they're great people. i love them. >> are they funny to be around? >> hysterical. >> steven's very annoying. he's quite funny. >> try going to dinner with alec and billy and steven and daniel and you will be doubled over in pain from laughing so hard. >> i can believe that. because they're all funny. alec, is he the leader of the pack or not really when they get together. >> well, you know, he's the oldest so he thinks he knows what's right and what's the best thing to do. and sometimes he's right. and sometimes he's wrong. but he's a fantastic guy. and he's super generous. really loving. and a great brother. he's a good guy. >> wow, this is a really
heartwarming testimony to the baldwin clan. >> yeah. >> no down sides? >> several. no, no, no. i mean, come on. they have a temper. you know, they -- let's just say that sometimes their egos can get a tad bit inflated. >> no! stephen? >> a little bit. a little bit. you know, that's human. and we're all a little bit inflated from time to time. so i'm not pointing any fingers. >> if you had to spend all your lives surrounded by fame, what is your view? now you've got nine kids. it sort of changes perspective on life. what have you learned about fame? because it could be a very corrupting fame. >> well, you know, fame, it's really basically like the enemy. because the minute you start to believe you're famous and you start to think you're famous is when you start having some real trouble and some big problems emotionally. because suddenly you can start to feel entitled. you can start to feel like this
is what life is all about. this is, you know, my purpose in life. and then you're only as good as your last project. and it just -- it's evil. and it just feeds on itself. so for me, i think that fame is just a bad word. you know, i'd rather be called an artist than famous. >> maybe you have to learn that, right? >> yeah. >> fame can be very intoxicating when it first happens. >> oh, yeah. >> i think it's an illusion. i think it's not real. and i think that people want to believe that it's real because it makes them feel better. and it makes them want to connect to something. >> it's like a power. >> let's end on that. it's a terrific album. i love the spirit behind it. i love the fact you can go back and celebrate what were some of the great songs in the history of america and you can do it now without, perhaps, the pain you would have had to have done it a few years ago. so thank you, ladies. >> thank you so much. >> your reality show "still holding on" airs sunday on the tv guide channel. new album "dedicated" is out now. chynna phillips, carnie wilson and wendy wilson, thank you very
>> not normally, but i did today. and -- >> you shouldn't take those anymore. >> huh? what, no, it's not [ bleep ]. >> what's this? i wanted a piano, not a soccer ball, man, come on. guys, i requested a piano. where's the piano? >> can you get him a piano? >> it's john legend! >> they have no respect. >> jessica alba is one of hollywood's triple threats. she's an actor, a mother and an activist. that was her and matt damon having a bit of fun. jessica joining me now on a keeping america great section. the reason you're keeping america great is that since i last interviewed you, not for this show, you've become this chief executive officer of a new brand. >> i -- >> diapers. >> yes, yes. i'm -- i'm not the ceo technically. i'm the inspiration officer. but i am a founder. >> that's a brilliant title. you're the chief inspiration officer.
>> yes. and i have a desk. and a business card. it's really crazy. >> tell me about it. obviously everyone knows you as the one that always wins most beautiful woman in the galaxy in all these polls and things. >> oh, wow. the galaxy. that's the first i've heard of that. >> intergalactic beauty. you've become this mom. you've really taken this seriously. i love this story. i've got four children. my little one is 4 months old. you've just had this moment of awakening about baby products. tell me about that moment. >> well, when i was pregnant, i obviously was seeking out the safest and healthiest products for my new little baby that i was bringing into this world. and i had an allergic reaction to this detergent that is geared towards babies specifically. and i was like, how could this be safe for babies? it's crazy. so i looked at the ingredients. and there were lots of ingredients i couldn't -- you know, i didn't understand. and fragrances and whatnot. and then i just happened to read
this book called "healthy child, healthy world." that christopher gavigan wrote. it really exposes all of these toxic chemicals that are in everyday products. household products. and specifically baby products. >> the key thing you found was that all the sort of healthier stuff was only available for the rich. >> yeah. so then when i was like, okay, i have to avoid this. i threw everything out of my house. i wanted only the best products. and i found that it was so expensive. it was nuts. i was, like, getting stuff from europe. i was getting stuff from australia. they have higher standards and regulation than we do in this country. and so they have superior products. and i just thought, you know, there's a huge social injustice here that you have to make a certain amount of money, be in a certain tax bracket, to give your family a healthier and safer life and environment. >> all this stuff is very, very healthy. i know absolutely nothing about
it other than i can change a diaper and i have been. i want to make that quite clear. it's all very healthy. what i like about it is you do everything online. you're actually in there mixing it up with the staff and occasionally taking calls from customers. is that right? >> i have a desk. i'm there every day. i have certainly taken a few customer service calls. >> this is biggest sales pitch i've ever heard. people watching this, what are the chances -- if they ring what are the chances they're getting to speak to jessica alba? >> the chances are good. i'm there. >> this is a brilliant promotional tool. >> it's something that i created and that i'm very passionate about. and so if a parent has a question or a concern and it's something that i can be helpful or useful on, i'm -- i'm absolutely there for them. >> how has being a mother changed you? because i was only half joking. you went through the early 2000s and the late '90s being this absolutely goddess that used to appear on every cover, every magazine, win every poll.
i've laughed with you about this before. i know that inside you there was this kind of ongoing dilemma you were wrestling with. it was great business. it was great for your brand, if you like. but actually what you really wanted to be was a great actress. >> right. >> and also a great mother. how have you been dealing with the dilemma as you've now moved into child number two? >> well, i don't -- i never really sort of think of it as much as a dilemma as much as -- you know, i feel very lucky and fortunate that i'm given the opportunity to even do this for a living. and i'm given -- i'm afforded a platform where i can, you know, talk about this and create this company and get amazing partners and surround myself with the experts that i've been able to do. that i probably wouldn't have been able to do if i didn't have the exposure the way that i did, you know, early in my career. so i'm very grateful for that.
but, yeah, you know, like, i'm -- i'm more mature now. and it would be nice. and i have actually since i've had my kids taken a different approach to my career. and, you know, i'm not always going after the big paycheck like i used to. it was more about commerce and, you know, being relevant and all of that. and now it's just about really working with people that are exciting, inspire me. i want to be pushed creatively. and so whether it's a big movie or small movie, i don't really care. so it's just a different thing. >> let's take a little break, come back and talk about the new jessica alba. i like the sound of this. although i don't want it to go too far the other way. >> okay. [ male announcer ] lately, there's been a seismic shift in what passes for common sense.
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they've grossed over $1 billion in the box office. that's pretty incredible. $1 billion. >> it's nuts. i've been very lucky. very fortunate. >> what do you put this luck down to? because it can't just be luck. you've always been very hard working. >> yeah. >> how much of this do you get from your parents? tell me about your parents. >> my parents. well, they always instilled an incredible sense of, like, a go get em, go for it, anything is possible attitude. and giving 200% was -- was mandatory. and you always finish everything that you start. and so i think just the work ethic and always staying very humble and always respecting your elders. >> you've been in the business which is notoriously fickle. it creates paranoia, insecurity.
it can be very corrupting, fame, the kind of level you've enjoyed. how do you keep on the straight and narrow? and if one of your kids wanted to be an actress, would you feel uncomfortable given what you've been through? >> you know, after my kids get a college education, i -- i will support them in whatever they want to do, for sure. the more life experience you have, the better you're going to be in any art that you choose to do. so acting being one of them. i think if you can imagine yourself doing anything else, you should be doing anything else. because, like you said, it's tough. it's tough on your spirit. it's -- physically it's tough. you know, the days are very long. people only see the glamorous side of it which is actually, like, 1% of it.
you get to go to a premiere and get dolled up, but, yeah, most of the time it's -- you know, it's a real job. it's -- it's a dream. it's amazing. it's creative. >> but it's hard work, isn't it? >> it is hard work, actually. >> what do you think of what's happening in america now, politically and economically, the election coming. 8.8 americans unemployed. a lot of people suffering. what do you make of what's happening to america? >> i mean, the fact that our middle class is kind of going away completely, and you're either like very rich or very poor, that's a huge problem. i think that so many things just need to change. i believe in capitalism for sure. that's what we are in this country. that's what we're founded on,
but i also believe that social services get such a bad rap in this country, and we need to take care of our people, and so if there's a way to kind of combine those two ideas, that would be great. i feel like most people are kind of living in the middle now. they are, you know, they are completely conservative and they are not completely liberal. >> the problem is anyone who takes part in what i call social caring gets branded a socialist. >> yeah. >> they are different things. you know, you can care about people in a social way. >> and you can also -- >> without being a socialist. >> and you can invest in health care, and you can invest in education which at the end of the day how can any society thrive if they are not healthy and if they are not educated? they won't be able to compete in the world, and we now live in like a really global -- it's a global econo. it's not just, you know, our 'r isolated from the rest of the
world. >> will you be voting obama? >> i -- i'd rather keep that private for right now. >> i still don't have you down as a romney or santorum girl? >> i'm definitely not one of those girls, definitely not, without a doubt, hands down. >> so it's either nothing or obama? >> oh, no. i'm going to vote. i think it's actually irresponsible to -- to not exercise your right to vote, so, yes, i probably most definitely will be voting on that side, but -- but, then again, it's not like i completely and totally agree with everything that goes on. i think there -- there is a lot of room for improvement, and i think that the more that we as citizens get behind issues that we care about and we vote on them and put pressure on our politicians, then --
>> you've been up there to d.c. >> i have, yeah. >> you've been meeting some of these guys. the view from outside of washington is they just don't get it. they don't get -- >> you know what they get. they get votes. they get that if you care about something and if that means that they will get re-elected and by voting on the side of the people, they will -- they will definitely listen up, an so that's something that i feel like a lot of americans don't know, that they actually do have that power, and it is very, very powerful. i went -- i've gone to d.c. a few times advocating for comprehensive health care and then recently for the safer chemicals act, and it's -- you know, it's a bipartisan issue. we have support on both sides. it's just a matter of the way it gets prioritized to get voted on, but it's basically just to, you know, get more regulation around chemicals in our country.
really there's only nine that are banned out of over 80,000 that are -- that are in the market right now, and like europe has a ban on 1,100, so it's like a big problem. >> it's been a real pleasure. a quick reminder. april 22nd is earth kay. >> yes. >> for more information on that check out honest.com. >> a great website. >> honest.com. how did you get that? >> well, it was -- >> hadn't it already been taken? >> no, i mean, not for a business, no. >> well, good for you. >> thank god. >> go to honest.com. >> and it's been honestly very nice to see you again. >> oh, thank you, thank you, too. >> jessica alba, and we'll be right back.
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