As a director, Simon Baker rides the waves and takes a ‘Breath’

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In the new movie ‘Breath,’ director Simon Baker didn’t care that his two young leads had never acted--as long as they could ride the waves. Baker is a surfer and actor himself--he spent years as the star of the CBS series ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The Mentalist.’ He talks about taking a big leap with ‘Breath’--shot in a remote corner of his native Australia with lots of filming on wild waves in unpredictable weather. He also tells us about keeping his Aussie accent under wraps when he first started auditioning for American television.



Kim Masters


Kaitlin Parker