Freida Pinto For Interview Magazine August 2011

Freida Pinto is almost unrecognizable both on the cover and for her editorial in Interview magazine’s August 2011 issue.

She was captured by Mert & Marcus oozes sexiness wearing Stella McCartney, Versace and Christopher Kane.

The Indian beauty talks about her career, what she takes away from a film, her family, and falling for her ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ co-star, Dev Patel.

You can read the whole interview with Tim Blanks at

Here are some extracts:

On having to audition a lot before Slumdog Millionaire: “Yes, I did. And I was rejected at almost every one of them. [laughs] One person said, ‘She doesn’t look too Indian.’”

On calling it Bombay and not Mumbai like everybody else: “God, I get that all the time. I’m just so used to calling it Bombay. I know everything has changed. It’s India’s way of trying to brush off colonialism and make it what it originally was, but unfortunately for me I called it Bombay for 16 years, and I think that’s a long time in a 26-year-old’s life to automatically start calling it Mumbai. It’s very confusing for a lot of people. My agent thought Bombay and Mumbai were two different places. And I was like, “No, it’s the same thing.””

On falling for Dev Patel: “I just think it was both of us sitting in the same boat. For both Dev and me, Slumdog was our first film, and it became so massive that you had to preserve and protect what you had before, that innocence, without getting sucked in. And who better to do it with than someone who knows what you’re thinking? Dev had never done a talk show before—his first was [Late Show With] David Letterman – and he said to me, ‘You have to come with me and give me moral support.’ So it was very much a case of being there for my friend. Nothing we did was planned. We were making a lot of mistakes, but we were together, and most of the time our mistakes were looked on as, ‘Oh my god, that’s so cute.’”

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24 Responses to Freida Pinto For Interview Magazine August 2011

  1. Ayesha July 30, 2011 at 14:04 #


  2. Sue Jin July 30, 2011 at 08:32 #

    I always thought she was pretty but here she wowed me. She looks gorgeous in these.

  3. Raquel July 28, 2011 at 23:28 #

    Loooove! Stunning!

  4. jujunye July 28, 2011 at 18:08 #

    Gorgeous ! have always loved her ! 😀

  5. Bonnie July 28, 2011 at 08:42 #

    Edgy,beautiful and sensual,one of the best celebrities editorials.

    • Manja July 28, 2011 at 11:19 #


  6. roxana July 28, 2011 at 07:13 #

    OMG, she is soooo sexy!

  7. kiwi July 28, 2011 at 06:49 #

    very interesting, very edgy

  8. Katharine July 28, 2011 at 03:11 #

    In the black and white photographs, the attitude and styling is reminiscent of Bianca Jagger in the seventies.

  9. Hannah July 28, 2011 at 01:00 #

    While I will definitely credit some of this to interview, their editorials are always so much more interesting and dimensional than the standard vogue or harper’s editorial, IT works because not only is she so sincerely beautiful, but she really clearly went for it and the overall is effect is mesmerising. I will definitely endeavor to pick this up.

  10. JacobGH July 28, 2011 at 00:15 #

    She kinda doesn’t do it for me in person but she looks stunning in this editorial.

  11. Yaas July 27, 2011 at 21:26 #

    I love it, though I believe it’s more a photography art (other than fashion). I mean it didn’t matter what was she wearing. She looks gorgeous.

  12. mawd July 27, 2011 at 20:23 #

    she was a model before she started acting.. i so love her..

  13. Cleressa July 27, 2011 at 20:06 #

    Amazing .. to look at photography of this caliber … she looks different, beautiful and incredibly chic ..

  14. dee July 27, 2011 at 20:00 #

    Wow she looks stunning. Love the photoshoot.

    • mm July 27, 2011 at 20:31 #

      Ditto! Nice to see her have an sexy edgy look. She always seem like the girl next door.

    • Emi July 29, 2011 at 06:47 #

      + 1. Every photo is amazing, really.

  15. Alina July 27, 2011 at 19:47 #

    She’s gorgeous !

  16. easyBlake July 27, 2011 at 19:45 #

    I think this is a great editorial. She wasn’t a model before breaking in with Slumdog?

    • samaira July 27, 2011 at 21:11 #

      Yes, she was a model before ..

  17. Dorian Gray July 27, 2011 at 19:38 #

    I love her in Kane! I like the Versace look too.

  18. as July 27, 2011 at 19:33 #

    Whoa! Flawless!!!

  19. Christine July 27, 2011 at 19:14 #

    That face is flawless. She is so gorgeous and I LOVE THE SPREAD!

  20. Paddy M July 27, 2011 at 19:04 #

    I never thought she’d be so good a model. She could teach Emma Watson a thing or two – Freida’s shots look strong and fashion-forward, but not forced.

    This is the true definition of fierce, not the hideous thing that ‘fierce’ became after all those ANTM failures got their cheap hands on it 😉

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