Celebrity Baby Scoop recently caught up with Gilles to talk about his favorite things to do outside “Hollywood, why being green is important and life at the cabin with wife Carole and their two children Juliana, 7, and Georges, 15.
CBS: Tell us about your recent makeover of your Idyllwild cabin with World Market. What inspired the look?
GM: “Our global travels inspired the look and feel of our cabin. My wife and I shop at World Market regularly for everything from home décor and furniture to foods you can’t find anywhere else — a lot of the things they carry remind us of all the wonderful countries that we’ve traveled to through the years. The store’s style matches our taste perfectly so when we started to think about decorating our cabin house, we first looked at World Market. And, luckily, we found what we wanted there– they have a lot of colorful options and the prices were great. We’re so happy with how the cabin turned out!”
CBS: Where did you find the pieces and inspiration?
GM: “I’ve been going to World Market for a long time and always liked the relax, peaceful look of the furniture and other unique idem. The main inspiration was Eco peaceful and woodsy.”
CBS: We hear it’s an eco-friendly cabin — even solar powered! Tell us all about the green components — and tell us why this was important to you.
GM: “It’s simple. We live in a time where the next endanger species is really us by killing off our beautiful planet. From pollution due to our ignorance to fires and then reaction from Mother Earth causing huge Nature catastrophe, like hurricanes, etc etc. We need to change today cause it will be no tomorrow. I have kids what are we going to leave behind? I must be proactive and show everyone around me that we can do little things and heal this world one act at the time. I have my natural water source, composting toilet, every single drop of water used is sent back into the forest, solar powered etc etc. We are 100% independent up there at the cabin. I am loving it.”
CBS: How often do you travel up to the cabin?
GM: “Every time I have more than 24 h off from work. ;)”
CBS: What do you and your family love about being up there?
GM: “Hiking, working on the house, playing by the creek, building things out of the dead woods, we go fishing in general we do a lot of outdoors activities. The kids and everyone that comes absolutely love it.”
CBS: Do you ‘unplug’ from mobile devices and enjoy quality family time up there?
GM: “We have no choices there is no receptions. Ha ha . But to be fair we have a hot spot that works great up there so we can access online so we end up watching movies on the movie screen streaming netflix and such. So the kids love the nature life and can always go have a bit of their electronic life but some how they not craving it as much as in Los Angeles. It’s funny;)”
CBS: How are your two kids doing? What are they into these days?
GM: “Kids are doing great. My son Georges is doing good in Notre Dame high school. We got so lucky to be part of such amazing school. He loves it. My daughter is in 2nd grade. Now I do understand why people kept saying to me that she will be wrapped around my fingers. I am gaga for her. She is such a super little smart beautiful girl. I am so in love .. She is playing piano, dance she does Brazilian jiu-jitsu and more. She’s is so active I def know that she can only be my daughter. Lol”
CBS: It looks like your son is taller than you now?
GM: “Not yet he’s about 5’9 ish but I have a bet with him if he is taller than me by 16 then he ask for anything. We that is a mind trick, cause that force him to eat sleep and stretch everyday. Btw : I know he won’t be as tall as me by 16 so it’s a calculated bet. Lol .”
CBS: Do you feel that time flies once you’re a parent?
GM: “Life flies in general, being a parent just makes is sweeter and more meaningful I think. Getting older is a privilege that many don’t ever have, so I truly enjoy and cherish every moment.”
CBS: What’s your favorite way to spend Father’s Day?
GM: “With them and their friends. Life is about celebrating, teaching what you know or can teach, is about legacy and what you will leave behind. I want to raise beautiful minds and kind kids. So let’s hope I am doing a good job at it.”
CBS: What projects are you working on right now? And what’s up next for you?
GM: “I wish I was allowed to answer that. I am working in switched at birth and very soon something is coming up into my agenda. I like to thrive in my job, to feel deeply connected with my character and make people at home happy to have watched either the show or the movie I’m in. Lots is coming up . Stay tuned for sure.”