Freida Pinto: Glamour Goddess
On relationships in Hollywood: “When a doctor is performing an operation, his mind cannot be somewhere else. And it’s the same with actors. You have to commit yourself mind, body and soul to a project in order to do justice to it. And temptations are rife in this industry, which is why I think it’s important to know yourself before you try to deal
On ethnicity in Hollywood: “I think people are starting to become more color-blind in the industry. Of course, my Indian-ness cannot be ignored. At the same time, if I am being considered for a romantic comedy, I would like if [the script] didn’t try to inject as much ethnicity into the story as possible.”
On filming in Tunisia when the uprising broke out: “There was a civil war going on. People were burning down shops and malls; there was killing and bloodshed. I was stuck in this massive hotel with 354 rooms and only six guests. The lights kept shutting down, and there was a 5:00pm curfew. But I wasn’t there by myself: Dev [Patel, her Slumdog co-star and current boyfriend] came down to see me. I was so glad I had company.”
FYI: Freida is wearing a bra top and shorts by Peter Som and Louis Vuitton Swarovski rhinestone and resin ring.