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I have added HQ outtakes from Freida Pinto’s hot, hot, hot photoshoot for Interview magazine. I have also added the full interview from the issue to our press archive for your reading pleasure! Freida’s feature in the magazine is one of her best so far (if not the best) and I’m so happy she’s getting more and more recognition for her work (and not only her beauty). Be sure to click on the thumbnails below to see all the photos in HQ, and click here to read the article. Enjoy!
Freida Pinto walks into a bar. No, that’s not the beginning of a joke, it’s actually a succinct observation about the fact that she is walking completely alone—no minder, no publicity—into the bar and restaurant of the Soho Hotel in London. Sure, it’s a late June afternoon at the ebb of the café’s normally busy daytime service, but still, Pinto’s solitary state suggests an independent spirit, someone who is good at looking after herself. And that is undoubtedly a good way to be when you’re as head-spinningly gorgeous as she is, never mind one half—the other being British actor Dev Patel—of the most adorable couple in global moviedom.
If Pinto arrived on the comet that was 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire, her career path has followed a scarcely less surprising trajectory—only 26 years old and four years into her filmography, she’s already worked with a handful of the world’s most adventurous and discerning directors. This year alone she has veered from the intensity of Julian Schnabel’s Israeli-Palestinian political drama Miral and the upcoming Middle-East epic of oil Black Gold, through the CGI-and-testosterone-loaded fantasy of Immortals, in which she plays a Greek priestess, to this month’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, where she plays a primatologist, opposite James Franco. But the part that might come to define Pinto’s immediate future could well be Trishna, Michael Winterbottom’s contemporary revisioning of the Thomas Hardy classic Tess of the d’Ubervilles. With the tragic tale relocated to Rajasthan, the film will hopefully win the hearts and minds of the one market that has yet to surrender to Pinto’s charms: her homeland, India. But before we get to that, it’s her hometown that requires attention.
Actress Freida Pinto has been forced to defend herself from critics in her native India over allegations she has turned her back on Bollywood. Pinto rose to international fame in 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire and she has since appeared in a string of Hollywood and American indie projects such as Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and the upcoming films Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Immortals.
But the Mumbai-born actress’ blossoming film success is resented back home by critics, who feel she should be appearing in more Indian movies.
She tells Interview magazine, “I haven’t done a film in India because I haven’t found a script that’s completely gotten my attention and made me passionate to get it made. I keep saying I’m not at all famous in my own country, because people do not think I have done anything for India.
“I was upset initially. I guess everybody in India has tried really hard to do what they do and then move into the West… The reason why I’m doing these things outside my country, bit by bit, is to be able to come back to India equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how to hopefully produce my own films one fine day.”
Awesome news – Freida Pinto has landed the cover of Interview magazine’s August issue!! She looks absolutely stunning on the cool cover, shot in black-and-white by photographers Mert and Marcus. You can see a preview of it below. Simply click on the picture to see it in bigger size. I’ll add more photos from the shoot and scans as soon as I possibly can! Stay tuned. For now – enjoy the cover below!
Freida was chosen to be one of the three actresses on this months cover of Glamour, other covers include Ashley Greene and Emma Stone. She looks stunning, with her looks consisting of summery florals and chic white. Freida talks candidly to Glamour about Miral, relationships and the media. Click the cover above to view outtakes from the shoot to the gallery and you can read the full article at Glamour.com or at the press archive.
Meanwhile, we hopefully will have scans soon once we grab a copy! If you’d like to contribue the scans yourself; do so by sending them to email@example.com. Full credit will be given.
On November 20, Freida was featured on the cover of The Telegraph. While we still haven’t got scans, I have added a handful of outtakes from the stunning shoot to the gallery. Also, if you missed the interview, you can full the entire article in the press archive.
Freida Pinto was featured on the cover of UK magazine The Telegraph on November 20. I have now added a few outtakes to the gallery as well as the entire interview to the press archive. It’s a great read so be sure to check out the article. We will add scans as soon as we can get our hands on a copy of the magazine!
Even more magazine alerts for November! Freida Pinto’s featured in the latest issue of Interview magazine (with Ryan Gosling on the cover)! I have added a couple of stunning pictures to the gallery, the complete article (a great read!) to the press archive as well as a behind the scenes-look to the video archive! Check out all the new media by clicking on the links. Thanks to Kelly for the heads-up!
Magazine scans will be added as soon as we can get our hands on a copy. If you’d like to contribue the scans yourself; do so by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full credit will be given, of course.
I have now added original hi-res scans from the November issue of Blackbook magazine. Freida Pinto looks über-beautiful in the shoot (the cover can be seen above) and the article is a great read as well. Check out the scans by clicking on the preview above, as per usual!
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Awesome news! Freida Pinto covers the November issue of Blackbook magazine! She looks stunning in the vintage-inspired spread and is featured with a new, very interesting interview as well. I have added the outtakes from the magazine to the gallery and the full article to the press archive.
In September 2008, Freida Pinto, along with a small coterie of Indian actors, arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival for the premiere of her new movie, Slumdog Millionaire. Its unveiling at Telluride the week before generated strong buzz, but not enough to ignite a storm of media interest in Canada. “There was a red carpet, one photographer, and one video camera. That’s it,” says Pinto, fondly recalling the simplicity of it all. “I thought, well, that was easy. Why was I so nervous?”
Slumdog Millionaire went on to win eight Academy Awards—including Best Picture—in 2009, becoming in the process an international phenomenon. The Dickensian fable of a Mumbai street kid who uses the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to reconnect with his true love (played by Pinto) made household names of its director, Danny Boyle, and its leads, Pinto and Dev Patel, her current boyfriend. “We were these wide-eyed babies, lost in a wonderland scenario. Danny said, ‘Enjoy this moment, because you might never get it back.’”
Two years have passed, and Pinto is back in Toronto. Looking like she just returned from a Beverly Hills shopping spree, the 26-year-old actor is clad in a gray Acne blazer, a black top from BCBG, and ash-gray jeans from Armani Exchange. She reclines on a sofa in a penthouse suite at Sutton Place, the hotel’s complimentary cotton slippers keeping her feet warm.
Beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows that surround us, Toronto glitters with city lights, but also with movie stars who are here to sell their work—and themselves. Pinto was especially busy this week trying to launch herself as a legitimate, working actor, but the festival publicity grind has left her sapped. She’s reluctant to leave the room, and cancels our dinner reservation at celebrity clubhouse Bistro 990 across the street.
Pinto debuted two films at the festival, Julian Schnabel’s Miral, in which she plays the title character, and Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, in which she stars as the exotic object of Josh Brolin’s extramarital desire. What was once, for her, a paparazzi ghost town has become a blitzkrieg of flashbulbs and screaming fans. The thought of her long flight home to India tomorrow doesn’t make matters easier.
Here’s a new interview with Freida Pinto from the ongoing Doha Tribeca Film Festival. She talks about why she did Miral and the importance of the movie. It’s a great read so be sure to read the entire article right away! I’ve featured some tidbits from it below, but I strongly recommend you to read the full piece.
A one-film wonder she isn’t. A one-woman force she is.
Just for your safety, sanity and general well-being heed this advice. If you ever have the opportunity to sit down in a room with Freida Pinto, don’t let her soft facial features and girly exterior fool you. Touch on topics including war, humanity and her future children and prepare to be hit by a one-woman force to be reckoned with. The girl has opinions and she isn’t afraid to share them.
“I was born in a free country. Free to have education,” she said, perched so precariously on the edge of a sofa I was afraid she might fall off. “Sometimes you have to look at what happened in the past and know it shouldn’t happen in the future. My grandparents and history books will tell me that through war a lot of people have lost their lives. Many of them so young.”
The intensity growing in Pinto’s eyes as she spoke, she said: “When that happens, if you have any humanity in you, you know that when a child dies you are really killing the future. I think that was enough for me to think that when I have a child I don’t want my child to be born in a world where he has to think, ‘Do I have the right to an education, to say what I want?'”