*It’s no secret that the “Harold & Kumar” movie franchise is what’s known in pop culture as a “stoner film,” taking its place alongside such canibus classics as “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and anything  Cheech and Chong.

But Colombian-American actress Paula Garces, who has starred in all three of the “H&K” films – including “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” opening today – says the stories about best friends Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn)should leave audiences with much more than just a sudden case of the munchies.

Actress Paula Garces attends the Venexiana Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on Sept. 10, 2011 in New York City.

For example, one of the non-weed storylines deals with Harold and his wife Maria, played by Garces, as they plan for a new baby.

“Because we want to start a family, we want to make sure that my Latino family gets to know him and loves him. But there’s a couple of snags,” she tells EURweb exclusively. “And the adventure starts from there.”

Another theme of “Christmas” has to do with Harold and Kumar beginning to grow apart. Garces explains in the audio below. [Scroll down to watch the trailer.]

Paula Garces says Harold and Kumar films are not just about the weed and sex by CherieNic