Freida Pinto signed ‘Immortals’ for men

Friday, November 12, 2010

LONDON - Actress Freida Pinto has revealed that she took on a role in “Immortals” because she would get to work with scantily clad men.

The Mumbai-born actress, who rose to fame with the Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” said that she signed up to star in the fantasy-action movie when she realised she would be covered up, while male actors Mickey Rourke, Henry Cavill and Kellen Lutz would be wearing very little.

“It was very interesting when I learned that the men were going to be objectified and the women could just enjoy themselves. I was excited about doing a project where I was all covered but the men had these tiny miniskirts on. Sometimes the skirt was almost not there!” quoted her as telling a magazine.

In the film, Pinto plays the oracle priestess Phaedra who can see the future in the movie about the exploits of the mythical hero Theseus, but she revealed her biggest worry was trying to act in front of a green screen.

“The director, Tarsem Singh, is a visualist - his mind is almost like a child’s imagination. He brings to life what some people can only imagine. The movie was shot using a green screen, which made me nervous at first, but then I realised you just have to let your imagination flow,” she said.

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