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W Best Performances: Freida Pinto
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.”
‘Desert Dancer’ London photocall
Earlier today, Freida Pinto attended a photocall for her upcoming movie Desert Dancer in London, England. Set in Iran, where dance is illegal, Desert Dancer tells the story of Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie) who risked his life to fight for his dream to become a dancer. This film plays against the backdrop of the 2009 election protests, where the passion and defiance of a young generation lit the flame of revolution still sweeping the Middle East and Africa. Freida said she had no professional experience of dancing before she began rehearsals for the film, but there was a strong tradition in her native India. “We love dancing in India anyway,” she said at a press conference at London’s Sadlers Wells Theatre today as plans for the film were announced. She said rehearsals have had a huge impact on her life: “It’s not just training for the film, it’s training for life – dance has made me emotionally stronger as well, I deal with situations much better.” Filming – due to take place in the UK, the Middle East and north Africa – begins next week, with the movie expected to be released next year.
Freida Pinto to play Osama Bin Laden’s mistress?
According to rumors on the Internet, controversial best selling author and Osama Bin Laden’s mistress in 1996, Kola Boof, has said that Hollywood Studio Lionsgate is making a film on her biopic titled Osama and the Sex Slave. Boof further reveals that the studio is trying to cast Freida Pinto along with Adrien Brody, who would be playing notorious terrorist Osama Bin Laden. So far these are just rumors, but we will keep you updated on the project.
New director for ‘Planet of the Apes’ sequel
Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Cloverfield and Let Me In director Matt Reeves is finalizing a deal to direct Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to 2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which itself was a prequel-reboot of the original Planet of the Apes films from the 1960s and 70s. Reeves replaces Rise director Rupert Wyatt, who reportedly left the project due to concerns about Fox’s announced release date of May 23, 2014. Andy Serkis will, however, reprise his performance-capture role as lead intelli-ape Caesar. No word yet whether costars James Franco and Freida Pinto will also be returning. Stay posted for more.
‘Trishna’ press conference pictures
Two days ago Freida Pinto participated in a press conference held to promote the release of Trishna. She looked gorgeous in a purple dress (which, by the way, is the same outfit she wore to the taping of Conan) as she discussed the movie with the press. Click on the previews below to see all the pictures in our photo archive.
Pictures from ‘Trishna’ Screenings
I’m back from traveling and ready to catch up with all that’s happened since I last updated Freida Pinto Fan! She’s attended two special screenings of Trishna – one held in Los Angeles and the other in New York. As always, Freida looked absolutely gorgeous at both events. More to be added soon; stay tuned!