It's never easy loosing a family member but it's especially tough when a young child looses a parent, which is what makes Bindi Irwin's accomplishments so amazing. The eleven year-old lost her father, famed-"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, in September of 2004 and since then the pre-teen has been on a mission to continue to spread her father's message of conservation, environmentalism and animal rights around the world. The young Irwin now brings her father's message to a whole new audience with the release of the forth installment of the popular Free Willy franchise, Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove, out on DVD and Blu-ray March 23rd. She makes her acting debut in the film opposite screen-legend Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys) and of course, the famous swimming mammal. We recently had a chance to sit down with Bindi Irwin and discuss her new film, the franchise, her father, his legacy and her family's important message. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
In Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove, Kirra Cooper (Irwin} goes to South Africa to live with her grandfather (Beau Bridges) for the summer at his run down amusement park. When an orca winds up stuck in a lagoon just outside the park, Kirra attempts to find his pod so Willy can be freed. Starring Bind Irwin, Beau Bridges and directed by Will Geiger. Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove will be released on DVD and Blu-ray March 23rd.