Freida Pinto is featured in W Magazine’s ‘2012’s 33 Brightest Stars’ issue, and she talks about her work in ‘Trishna’. In the interview, she talks about the difficulty of sex scenes versus death scenes, adding that death scenes are by far the most difficult.
She says, “It was much more difficult to do a death scene than a sex scene for Trishna. The sex scenes were disturbing: Trishna is a submissive person, and she is having sex in a submissive way, which is so not me. But I have never died, and I did not want to die in a gimmicky or comical way. It is hard to fake stabbing yourself with great intensity. I was so uncomfortable, I started to laugh.”
Pinto also recently spoke about a more serious issue occurring in her home country, in which the massive protests over the gang rape case continue. She told CNN [via Hindustan Times], “Growing up in India, I remember picking up the newspaper almost every day, and by the time you reach the fourth and the fifth page, there’d be a little column in the corner that would be dedicated to a rape case that was reported. And the sad part is that those rape cases are just reported, and there was no follow-up after that. It kind of made me wonder as a girl growing up in India if forever as a girl, I would have to live in the fear of ‘this might just happen to me’.”
She adds that people should continue fighting for women’s safety, saying, “It’s going to take time. We need to keep this fight alive.”