As the title implies, I have added lots of photos from various events Freida’s attended in 2008 and 2009. They range from film festivals to award shows and Slumdog Millionaire promotions. Click on the previews below to view all of the newly added pictures.
Freida will appear on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to promote Slumdog Millionaire on January 28! The show airs 12:35 AM, in other words – late, on CBS. Also on the show the same night is actor Cuba Gooding Jr.
Be sure to visit Freida Pinto Fan for coverage from the show!
Freida Pinto, female lead in the much acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire, is enjoying every minute of her new found stardom. “It’s been a great homecoming,” she says with a tired but contented smile. The Indian premiere last night has kept the jet-lagged actress on her toes ever since she came back from the Golden Globes.
“I need to treasure these moments for the rest of my life. For someone who’s never acted before, this break was a blessing. Working for Danny Boyle was like attending the best acting school. When we started working, he told me, ‘Life isn’t always the same. Brace yourself for the world!’ The attention does get overwhelming at times and I’m still getting used to it. I’m a shy, reserved girl. Even when today someone compliments me, I get very embarrassed,” she says with laugh.
The last week has been almost surreal for the ex-Xavierite. “Suddenly everyone needs my opinion and wants to know everything about me! Just yesterday a man stopped me to ask if he could take a picture with me. The adulation has been very unexpected. At the Golden Globes, I felt like Alice in Wonderland on the red carpet. Being among all those stars was a very humbling experience and was even more special because I’ve struggled to get where I am,” says the dusky beauty.
To continue the previous post, I’ve now added eight photos from the Mumbai premiere of Slumdog Millionaire! Freida looked very pretty and more traditional than usual in a Sari. Judging by the pictures, she seemed to have very fun walking down the red carpet.
Freida has been to several Slumdog Millionaire-related events the past few days. I have now added pictures from the official photocall and press conference of the movie to the gallery, where she looked beautiful in two different blue dresses. Click on the previews below to check them out!
Even though Freida herself didn’t receive an Academy Award nomination (she did deserve a Best Supporting Actress nod!), she’s been quoted amongst all of the “celebrity reactions”. Check out what she had to say below!
“The entire Slumdog Millionaire experience has exceeded my wildest expectations. I feel thrilled and so thankful that Danny had faith in me even though I had no past experience in films. Hailing from Mumbai, it means even more to me that a film about this unique city has been nominated for such a prestigious award. It’s been an absolute honor to have worked with such a passionate team and its wonderful to know that critics and audiences across the globe have loved what we have worked so hard to achieve.”
As previously reported, Slumdog Millionaire received an astonoshing ten nominations at this year’s Academy Awards! Freida Pinto, co-star Dev Patel and director Danny Boyle appeared on the Today show through sattelite from Mumbai (the movie premieres in India today) and shared their reactions to the terrific Oscar-news. Check out the video after the cut!
The nominations for the 81st Annual Academy Awards – also known as the Oscars – are in! Slumdog Millionaire is nominated in ten (!) categories, including heavy ones such as Best Motion Picture of the Year, Achievement in Directing and Best Adapted Screenplay! View all the nominations below, and visit the official Oscar-site to see the complete list of nominees!
- Best Motion Picture of the Year
- Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
- Achievement in Directing – Danny Boyle
- Achievement in Cinematography – Anthony Dod Mantle
- Achievement in Film Editing – Chris Dickens
- Achievement in Music (original score) – A.R. Rahman
- Achievement in Music (original song) – “Jai Ho”
- Achievement in Music (original song) – “O Saya”
- Achievement in Sound Editing – Tom Sayers
- Achievement in Sound Mixing – Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty