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Freida Pinto is featured inside the pages of People magazine’s annual “World’s Most Beautiful” issue, as she talks about speaking your mind and acting in Guerrilla. Here’s a few excerpts from her interview:
Freida Pinto isn’t one to keep her opinions to herself. “I’m not afraid to speak my mind, and that can get me into trouble,” admits the actress — she stars as ’70s radical Jas in the Showtime miniseries Guerrilla — in the current issue of PEOPLE. “For me [social and political activism] is the only thing that matters.”
The role of Jas is one that Pinto jumped at the opportunity to play. “As a female actor it is a lot harder to come across roles that explore every aspect of the character, not just her beauty,” says the women’s rights advocate. “But Jas and I are similar in our passion.”
Pinto considers herself “really blessed” to have a career in Hollywood but is also “superaware of the fickleness of it all and how fleeting” stardom can be. And despite any ups and downs she’s had through her career, the 32-year-old says she wouldn’t go back and do anything differently.
“I’m just glad that I did everything I had to do in my 20s and got everything out of my system between 18 and 25,” she says. “Now I know what I don’t want. I wouldn’t change anything. If you don’t make mistakes, you never learn.”
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Can someone in Hollywood please find a funny role for Freida Pinto? Her sister, Sharon, is begging you.
When the 32-year-old actress told her sibling she’d signed on to make Showtime’s ’70s underground activist drama Guerrilla, Sharon had some concerns: “Do you get raped? Do you get killed? What happens?”
Understandable. Since Pinto hip-swiveled and thumka’d off the screen of 2009’s Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire and into fashion magazine pages everywhere, she’s appeared in a host of serious-issue films. Movies like Miral, directed by Julian Schnabel, about a Palestinian girl caught in the Arab-Israeli conflict; Desert Dancer, about a young Iranian who risks his life to work for his art; and the upcoming Love Sonia, a drug-trafficking drama in which Pinto stars as the owner of a brothel.
Now, in Guerrilla, written and produced by John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and co-starring Idris Elba, Pinto plays a nurse radicalized by an underground cell in London in the early 1970s. Pinto describes the six-episode series as “my dream television gig”—i.e., “six heavy, intense, juicy, entertaining episodes of something that will get people talking.
But Pinto is also ready for an upbeat turn, and she promises she’s not as dark as some of her roles suggest. “I’m very bright on life in general,” she says, sipping a turmeric latte with almond milk, no sweetener, at Bardonna, a coffee-house in Larchmont, near her Los Angeles home. “But in performances, I like getting out of myself.” Plus Guerrilla, she says, has at least a few moments of lightness and levity. (Sharon apparently responded to this by saying Pinto had “a very f—ed-up sense of ‘light.’ ”)
Freida Pinto is featured in the May issue of the British edition of Vogue magazine to promote her new mini-series Guerrilla. She’s included in the “television portfolio” among other actresses such as Michelle Dockery, Kate Bosworth, Jenna Coleman and more. See a stunning picture of Freida in this post, and read a quote from her interview below. Magazine scans will be added as soon as we can get our hands on a copy. Check back later for that!
“I have to admit, I think the Brits had it right way before the Americans when it came to TV,” Freida Pinto said about filming Guerrilla – her first ever television role – in London. “I grew up in India watching British television and it was always intelligent and always entertaining. It felt like coming home.”
In the midst of the bleakness and despair that flavored much of 2008’s “Slumdog Millionaire,” Freida Pinto stood out.
The film, which won several Oscars, including best picture, marked Pinto’s breakthrough, and the lingering shot of her character Latika smiling radiantly from a train platform at her childhood friend and love of her life Jamal (Dev Patel) was one of the drama’s most memorable images.
But smiles do not come easily for Jas Mitra, the radical activist portrayed by the Indian actress in Showtime’s new limited series “Guerrilla,” which premieres Sunday. In the fictional drama, which takes place in 1971 London against the backdrop of the British urban guerrilla movement, Jas is fueled by a fierceness that has little tolerance for those who do not share her all-consuming quest for justice.
Accompanied by her less impulsive black boyfriend Marcus Hill (Babou Ceesay), Jas becomes even more uncompromising — and violent — as the couple head down a dangerous path.
“I’ve never been able to play somebody like this — I’ve never been given the chance,” Pinto said recently in a Pasadena hotel during a promotional stop for the six-episode drama created by Oscar winner John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave”).
“This is the kind of role that actors live for,” she added. “You can play characters that are good but don’t always show your range. I’ve always known that if you give me the chance, I’ll show you what I can do. I am so blessed that John saw in me the passion and the drive I have.”
Freida Pinto is currently gracing the pages of In Style magazine’s May issue (with Amy Schumer on the cover) talking about her career and new show Guerrilla. Pinto describes how voluntarily taking time away from the spotlight actually benefit her in the long run. “Staying silent work-wise for about two and a half years instead of taking every project that was going to objectify me or put me further into the box that I was already being put into was a big risk that I had to take, and it was a very frustrating risk.”
“It was years of anxiety, but it has paid off because it has made me realize that you only do what you’re passionate about, and things that really drive you, because everything else you will not put 100 percent into it.”
Photos from the editorial and magazine scans will be added when we can get our hands on them. Until then, enjoy!
Freida Pinto is featured in Harper’s Bazaar Arabia for their June issue! In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she shares her love for Chanel, talks of protecting herself from the public eye, her obsession with shoes and other things. In the magazine, she models several Chanel looks from its Paris-Dallas Métier d’Art collection in a spread that was shot in Dubai during the Chanel Cruise show earlier this month. Added to our gallery is 1 scan and 4 outakes, all shot by Mathieus Cesar, courtesy to DailyMail.co.uk for the photos.
On her outlasting love for Chanel:
It was amazing that the brand believed in me, and I felt very, very lucky. If you wear Chanel to a premiere, you feel like you’ve kinda made it.
On her practices for yoga:
No matter where I am, once a day I bring myself to the mat. But I don’t practice a very calm style of yoga. If I’m working on something big, then my mind is absolutely mental, running wild, with a million different things going on, so the cardio really helps to calm me down.
Dailymail.co.uk — Freida admitted to not always feeling beautiful: ‘I was at an event with Karlie Kloss last year and it was horrible standing next to her. She’s a beautiful lady and I felt like a little ant!’
Shoes are not the only vice the Mumbai-born actress admitted to. ‘Bread. I love it,’ she said. ‘Not just bread, but bread as pizza or rolls – I want, want, want,’.
One thing you won’t find this beauty doing is cooking. She told the magazine she considers it a ‘waste of time’ and that she eats out when in Los Angeles and has someone cook for her while in India.
The actress insists that her family and friends keep her grounded. ‘I’ve never been brought up with a silver spoon in my mouth, and have been taught to work hard for things I want and not expect anything,’ she said. ‘Everyone around me would tell me if I did something arrogant or I got too big for my boots.’
Hi everyone! Freida Pinto covers the October issue of Vogue India Magazine! She’s hot and perfect on the photoshoot that she make for this issue. Here you read her interview, and you can see the cover and the first unofficial pictures of the photoshoot.
“What is the estimated time of arrival for the cats?” the production manager asks anxiously into her cell phone. Two hawks and a horse are already in the studio. The clothes racks are weighed down by all manner of dark ensembles — a Roberto Cavalli dress, a Chanel jacket, a Gareth Pugh coat, amongst others. Amidst the neighing and the screeching, and a good 15 minutes ahead of her call time, arrives Freida Pinto.
You wouldn’t guess she’s flown into Mumbai from Los Angeles earlier that morning if you heard her. Photographer Bharat Sikka wants her to get on the horse? She can do it. Her nails need to be painted black? She knows just the right matte shade; a baffled nail artist is told the name and number.
Four and a half years ago, Vogue put on its cover a 24-year-old Pinto, freshly-minted from the success of Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. She was a shiny debutante overwhelmed by the paparazzi stalking her every move; awed by things like “getting handbags from Tod’s, Bulgari and Dior — all in one day.”
But Pinto is an ingénue no more. Her public appearances no longer involve dancing to ‘Jai ho‘ on TV, which she did good-naturedly for the better part of 2009. “After one year of doing [it] on every live television show, you go ‘Screw you! I’m not doing it one more time’,” she laughs.
She has appeared in six movies since her debut, and another two are in post-production. During this time, she has worked with an all-star roster of directors, travelled to Sierra Leone and Ethiopia as global ambassador for Plan’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign, had an audience with the UN secretary general, filmed under trying circumstances at the West Bank, made it to the front rows of New York, Paris and London fashion weeks and kissed Superman (Henry Cavill to mortals). Read full article.
I’ve uploaded new pictures of Freida, for her new Cover Shoot for the 5th Anniversary of her career. She’s perfect on that pictures!! You can see the scans below. You can also watch the behind the scene video! Pictures have been taken by photographer Tarun Vishwa. Enjoy!
Great news! Freida Pinto is featured among W Magazine’s honorees in their Best Performances of 2012 portfolio! The 33 stars on the list (including Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Chastain, Amy Adams, Javier Bardem, Marion Cotillard and many more) are mentioned with some great portraits and quotes on their roles. Freida Pinto, honored for her role in Trishna (rightfully so!) looks natural and beautiful in her photo, seen to the left. Here’s what she said in the magazine. A scan of her page will be added to the gallery soon.
“It was much more difficult to do a death scene than a sex scene for Trishna. The sex scenes were disturbing: Trishna is a submissive person, and she is having sex in a submissive way, which is so not me. But I have never died, and I did not want to die in a gimmicky or comical way. It is hard to fake stabbing yourself with great intensity. I was so uncomfortable, I started to laugh.”