I am proud of my origins: Freida Pinto
May 23, 2012 11:55 IST
Freida Pinto is quite a pro now at walking the red carpet at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. After all, she has done it twice in a row. Wearing couture gowns and rubbing shoulders with the who's who of the film industry worldwide, the LA-based actress talks about her stint at this global gala.
How do you feel about being an Indian face in Cannes?
I think it's important to be extremely proud of one's origins, especially when you are a foreign actress with ethnic features. At the same time, we must forget stereotypes. But I'll never forget where I'm from. It's essential to remain humble and evolve. This year is special since I'm also promoting my upcoming film.
How would you describe your work with Danny Boyle, Jean-Jacques Annaud and Sean Penn?
They are three very different people -- each with a totally different approach to cinema --so I can't compare one with the other. Having worked with one does not prepare you to work with the other. You always have to adapt to each director and his vision.
Has living in the West changed your perception about your own beauty?
That it truly lies in the eyes of the beholder but self-confidence and keeping it 'real' goes a long way! Being beautiful, being comfortable in my skin and graciously accepting the many wonderful things I have been given in life.