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The day is finally here – Guerrilla premieres tonight on Showtime! Created by Academy Award-winner John Ridley, the six part mini-series was inspired by true events, and tells the story of a pair of activists in 1970s London set out to free a political prisoner and wage a resistance movement. Starring Freida Pinto, Idris Elba and Babou Ceesay, Guerrilla has received great reviews with terrific mentions for Freida.
Variety said “Pinto is exceptional in the role. The actress carries a certain gravitas into her role as Jas Mitra, and as a result she’s both hard to read but strangely familiar by the time the real fireworks start. Pinto proves to have enough heft as an actress that she can balance how zealously she is watched, and how symbolically she is interpreted, into a chin-upraised defiance that channels both Angela Davis and Patty Hearst — a chic icon that is either leading or childishly swept up in something vast and seething.”
Be sure to tune in to Showtime tonight at 9PM to watch the first part of Guerrilla. I have included a few trailers, clips and interviews in this post for you to watch before tonight’s episode. Enjoy!
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!
After doing press for Guerrilla – finally premiering tomorrow night on Showtime! – in the past weeks, Freida Pinto made her way to the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival yesterday. She was photographed in two tents at the area, for Victoria’s Secret and H&M. Pictures from both appearances have been added to our photo gallery.
Last night, Freida Pinto and her Guerrilla team made their last stop for the press tour at a “For Your Consideration” Emmy event in Los Angeles. She looked fantastic in a pink Bally suit as she talked about the mini-series with the crowd in the WGA Theater. Check out over 150 pictures in our photo gallery! Big thanks to my friend Bubbles for the HQ images.
The promotion tour for Guerrilla has been non-stop for Freida Pinto, and the past days was spent in the UK. On Sunday, she appeared on the morning show Sunday Brunch, and then on Monday she talked about the new Showtime mini-series on Lorraine. Pictures from both talk shows have been added to our photo gallery!
Freida and Milo Ventimiglia did a photo-shoot for Variety Studio in April, 02. They interview each other to promoting the TV Serie “Guerrilla” that will release this month.
— Debra Birnbaum (@debrabirnbaum) 2 de abril de 2017
All (beautiful) pictures are in our gallery!