I hope you don't mind if we record this. However, if there are some things you would like to say off the record, just let me know," I said.
"Oh, please!" Brockovich chuckled. "You can ask me anything."
With that, I dove right into questions regarding her work in Hinkley, CA, and, of course, the movie Erin Brockovich
She began telling her story with such a passionate tone that I was instantly blown away by her strong will and determination. Her raw honesty and uninhibited nature were evident throughout.
"To this day," said Brockovich, "the movie was the most bizarre thing that ever happened to me. When I went to the premiere, all the media people kept saying, 'What do you think about this—your name, your life on a film?' I wasn't really making the association; and so I replied, 'I don't know. Ask me 10 years from now.'"
"It's been six years, and I still haven't really wrapped my mind around it. I feel as if the way it came about is a fluke. It makes you think about the universe and how our cards fall. Through my chiropractic friend, I was introduced to the creators of the feature Erin Brockovich
. That's how this all began. I'm telling ya, it was a fluke."
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