Freida Pinto Says Fame Prevented Her From Being Herself
Here’s what the 30-year-old Indian actress had to share:
On not looking like typical Hollywood starlet: “It’s hard because the first thing people see when I go into an audition is that I am 100% Indian, but I don’t remember a time in my life when I did not see myself as a world citizen. When I watch films, I can always imagine myself as the female lead – even if it’s Minnie Mouse.”
On fame: “It was also partly due to the fact that Dev [Patel] and I were dating, so suddenly there we were, being chased down London’s Regent Street by the paparazzi. People were being knocked down in front of cars and it was really messy. For a long time I felt that I couldn’t be myself. I pushed a lot of friends away from me at that time and it took me about two years to understand it. Now that I do, I feel like there’s a method to this madness.”
On Because I Am a Girl campaign: “You hear that phrase so much, ‘I got raped… because I’m a girl’, ‘I can’t go out at night… because I’m a girl, when really it should be, ‘Because I’m a girl, I can give birth to the next generation of enlightened males.”
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