When Slumdog Millionaire' star Freida Pinto had a dream meeting with Angelina Jolie at the Critics Choice Awards, Jolie had some good advice for the tongue tied debutante. Recalling the meeting, the 24-year-old Indian actress told Extra in an interview.
"I didn't say much. I was just like staring in awe for a bit... She was really wonderful to talk to and very supportive of newcomers... She's just like, 'Embrace it. Enjoy it and keep it real. Don't get affected by all this. Enjoy every moment.'"
Pinto, a former model, also revealed how she felt about Leonardo DiCaprio, admitting she "fantasized about him. Had a crush on him. Ever since 'Titanic'... This is really embarrassing... I had a scrapbook with everything Leonardo in it."
"The crush is gone but the admiration is still there," adds Pinto.As for DiCaprio's Revolutionary Road co-star, Kate Winslet, Pinto says, "I really think it'd be fun to work with Kate Winslet because I found this newfound support in her... Every time I have a question, she's always there to answer it."
Pinto's co-star Dev Patel shares her admiration for Leo. "I think he's wicked," he says. "And I love Jim Carrey."But the one star that Patel is dying to work with is Will Smith. Unabashedly, he sent a personal message to Will during the interview.
"Hello, Mr. Smith... Please let me do a film with you. I stumbled upon your premiere of 'Hancock' in London and I waited three hours. I was dying to go to the toilet and I've got a picture of you on my phone... It'd be great. Just a small role. Shake your hand or something... Thank you."