Slumdog Millionaire starlet Freida Pinto is on the cover of BlackBook magazine's December issue looking like we've never seen her before.
And that's a good thing!
Freida also opened up to the mag about her romance with co-star Dev Patel and her future in film:
On rumors of her engagement to Dev:
"Dev had such a problem trying to tell people that was not true. I’ve decided not to answer stupidity with more stupidity."
On worrying about having a career after a huge first film:
"When your first film happens to be such a big success, there’s going to be pressure and expectations, and people are going to dissect you in a way that’s almost uncomfortable. I was worried people might dismiss me as someone who had 20 minutes in a film and now considers herself a big star. But it’s like, my god, I never asked for this."
On whether she’ll ever do a Bollywood film:
"People in India wonder why I’m staying clear of Bollywood films. I’m not staying clear of them, but there are some amazing films in India, made on a much smaller scale, that don’t get the same appreciation as the big Bollywood films, and I’ve never understood why. Those are the films that I want to be a part of, so I’m just waiting for something like that to come my way, and I’m telling you, I’m going to grab it with both hands."
We're glad to see Freida is getting some editorial love and hope to see more of her in 2011!
[Images courtesy of Richard Bernardin / BlackBook.]
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