When audiences next get their Freida fix it will be as the title character in an update on the Thomas Hardy novel "Tess of the d'Urbevilles" (1891), relocated by director Michael Winterbottom to India & renamed "Trishna" (out stateside in July 2012).
For the April Anniversary Issue (on newsstands March 27th), NYLON featured the lovely actress on the cover along with a feature story. Of course, the topic of stereotypes in film came up, which Pinto feels Marion Cotillard is doing a wonderful job of helping to demolish.
"She plays all these characters even though she's French and has that amazing French accent," explains Pinto. "Like when she was in 'Inception', there was never talk of her being French. She was just playing a character. I think that is really inspirational when people do that. And it is nice for me to play Indian stories or for her to play French stories, but it does not have to be this stereotypical role. It is a very global world and it is great to be proud of where you come from, but you don't have to go into stereotypes."
Amen, both to that & seeing her in a juicy & (hopefully) thoughtful leading role.
- Lesley Scott
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