February 22, 2012

For actor, playing opposite SEALs was an eye-opener

'Act of Valor' is the first of its kind – a fictional feature film starring active-duty military personnel depicting actual tactics and assets, using live ammo and vetted by the U.S. Navy.

By JOSEPH V. AMODIO McClatchy Newspapers

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Roselyn Sanchez plays a CIA agent who falls into harm's way in "Act of Valor."

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A: It could happen. But I think the idea is for kids to see this movie and go, "I would love to be a Navy SEAL." They save lives. Hopefully there'll be something positive and kids won't just concentrate on all the toys.

Q: So what about that live ammo flying overhead? Were you freaked out?

A: Can I tell you something? I didn't know it was live ammo.

Q: No?

A: No! Maybe they told me and I didn't pay attention. I don't remember. I heard about it afterward and I was like, "Whaaaa?" I'm glad I didn't know.

Q: I guess it'll be a letdown to go back to work on ... a regular show.

A: I took some time off for the baby. I just wanted to enjoy the pregnancy and this time. We're blessed. I'm so lucky. Now it's pilot season. So I'm looking forward to see what's next. But as of now ... I'm mom. (She laughs.) And that's good.

Q: What happens if Sabella grows up and wants to be a Navy SEAL? Y'know, in these days, women can ...

A: Oh, no. (She laughs again.) I'd rather she be a figure skater.

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