Nothing could be further from Paula Patton's own reality than her latest movie role. In the new romantic comedy Baggage Claim, she plays a single flight attendant desperate to find Mr. Right and get engaged before her younger sister's wedding.
Of course, Paula, 37, found her own Mr. Right in her high-school sweetheart, R&B singer Robin Thicke (son of actors Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring), whose song "Blurred Lines" was the radio smash of the summer.
The couple wed in 2005 and have a three-year-old son, Julian. Paula spoke with Hello! Canada about her Canadian ties and the happiness that true love brings.
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Your character spies on her boyfriend. Could you relate to that kind of jealous suspicion?
I actually absolutely can! When [Robin and I] were teenagers, I didn't trust something about Robin, and I remember running over to his apartment and hiding outside of it. I totally got caught! Thank god I was wrong because he said "Come on in, take a peek." [Laughs] I was absolutely busted!
Your father-in-law, Alan, is Canadian, and your husband has Canadian citizenship. Are you an honorary Canadian now?
We come up to Toronto to visit Robin's family often. Years ago, I remember Alan getting this big tour bus for his Canadian family and some of us Yankees. We toured around Muskoka. Obviously. I love Canadians; they are part of my family now!
First 2 Guns with Denzel Washington, now this. How satisfying is this time in your life?
It is a time to pinch myself. We couldn't be more thankful! And with this movie, I loved the chance to do comedy because I love to have fun and give it all I got.