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‘I was really touched’: Camille Vasquez reveals how a mother made her cry at Depp v Heard trial

One of the most prominent figures to surface during the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial was Camille Vasquez. She recently underwent a different kind of interview, one that was more personal, and during it, she discussed a number of subjects, including the reasons why she grew emotional during the trial.

Following her team’s triumph for Depp on Wednesday, June 22, the 37-year-old lawyer gave her first in-depth one-on-one TV interview to Access Hollywood’s Mario Lopez. Vasquez discusses her upbringing in a hotel as the daughter of a Hilton Hotels executive, saying, “I had a really blessed childhood, but we grew up fast because we were reflections of our father and it was his place of employment and we lived there, but we also had to be, you know, proper young ladies.” 

The native Californian also breaks down in tears as she shares a heartwarming scenario about a mother who drove her daughter to the defamation trial only so she could see the formidable Latina lawyer in action. “I had a mother drive, take her daughter out of school and drive her to watch the trial,” Vasquez said. “During one of the breaks and she, she stopped me, and she made me cry because she said, ‘I took my daughter out of school, it was important enough because I wanted her to meet you.’ And, you know she said there aren’t role models out there.”

Vasquez added, “Young, female, Hispanic role models for her to look up to and you’ve been that for her, so thank you. And I, again I was really touched by that, and I don’t know how it happened but other than I was just doing my job.”

During the open conversation, Lopez asked Vasquez who she would cast in her movie if she ever made one. The lawyer laughed in response to the query and at first indicated she would let casting directors choose professionals: “I think I should leave that to the casting directors, they get paid a lot of money to do that.”

Vasquez later clarified that she would prefer to have a Latina actress like Salma Hayek or Eva Longoria take over her role, even mentioning that some have compared her to the latter: “Some wonderful Latina, hopefully actress like Salma Hayek or…Eva Longoria. There’s been some people who have said I look a little bit like that.” Vasquez was taken aback when Lopez referred to Longoria as his “sweetheart” and friend, and he even joked about how he could “line up” the actress to play Vasquez with ease.

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