FREIDA Pinto wishes Jane Fonda was her best friend.
The ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ star admires the actress-turned-fitness guru’s outgoing personality and no-nonsense attitude to stardom.
Quizzed about which of her fellow L’OREAL Paris spokesmodels she is especially close to, Freida enthused: “Jane Fonda! I would love to be her best friend, you know, the kind of friend you can call up at 2am. She’s so down-to-earth.
“I remember one day when she was suffering from back ache and was tired, so I volunteered to go and get her agent or manager. She told me that she was travelling alone and that the young female stars of today are way too spoiled.”
Freida, who has recently split with her long term bf Dev Patel, might never have appeared in a Bollywood movie, but credits her native Indian film industry for fuelling her love of cinema and desire to become an actress.
She recalled: “It happened progressively and of course, it began by watching Bollywood blockbusters. My dad showed my sister and I lots of films from the 80s.”