Freida Pinto catches Allen’s eye
Freida Pinto, the ex-model and travel TV presenter from Mangalore in India, broke into international recognition for her part as Latika, the lead female in Slumdog Millionaire, which has been cleaning up at the awards season. Danny Boyle likened his discovery of her during the audition process to finding Kelly Macdonald when he was casting Trainspotting, and it seems that Pinto is going to be living up to her hype.
Apparently, the sultry actress has caught the eye of Woody Allen. To be fair, which hot blooded male’s eye hasn’t been caught by Freida Pinto? Unfortunately most of us aren’t enormously influential, Oscar winning filmmakers who can basically validate an actress’s career. The buzz is that she’s set to star alongside Josh Brolin, Antony Hopkins and Naomi Watts in an as yet untitled London project. Excitement city!