Could Slumdog's Freida Pinto Be the Next Bond Girl?
Producers of 007 series reportedly in talks with the Indian actress about starring opposite Daniel Craig
She conquered the world after being cast in the year’s most unlikely screen sensation. So what’s next for Freida Pinto?
The Mumbai-born beauty and star of Slumdog Millionaire has reportedly been approached by Barbara Broccoli, producer of the James Bond films, to do a screen test opposite Daniel Craig.
According to the UK s Sun newspaper, the Bond team have had their eye on the 24-year-old actress for some time. “Freida came to the attention of the Bond team when they were casting Quantum of Solace,” a source told the newspaper, but “she was too young at the time to have a part as a love interest for a secret agent.”
Now, the timing could hardly be better, since the actress has not only matured but also found fame with the Oscar-winning success of Slumdog.
In addition to inking a deal with cosmetic giant Estée Lauder – and gracing the cover of Indian Vogue – Pinto was recently courted by many top designers, including Karl Lagerfeld, at Paris Fashion Week.