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Posts Tagged ‘Freida Pinto’

Getting to the Bottom of Freida Pinto’s ‘Butt Double’

A few days ago, E! Online columnist Marc Malkin had a fun item about actress Freida Pinto admitting to using a “butt double” for a love scene in the new historical drama The Immortals. The revelation sparked a trail of additional media coverage, including mention during an Ellen interview.

Realizing that this topic usually gets the bum’s rush from investigative journalists, FishbowlLA decided to check in with SAG’s director of background actors, Terri Becherer, and director of theatrical-TV contracts, Elizabeth Moseley, to find out more.

First off, the next time you snicker at the idea of a body double, consider that the current SAG daily minimum for principal work of this nature is $825. Even the lesser, “special ability background” variety pays $152.

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FishbowlLA Giveaway: Immortals World Premiere

On Monday night in downtown LA, Relativity Media will host the red carpet world premiere of R-rated historical action-drama Immortals starring Mickey Rourke, Henry Cavill and Freida Pinto. FishbowlLA, in partnership with the Cimarron Group, has two VIP tickets to give away, which also include admittance to a star-studded VIP party that will follow the 7:30pm Nokia Theatre screening.

To enter, please send an email by 5 p.m. PT today with your name and phone number to fishbowlla@mediabistro.com. From the movie press kit, here is director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) talking about working with Hollywood’s ultimate (and now resurgent) bad boy:

“Mickey is the real deal,” says Singh. “I let him go with it. I had very definite direction for the other actors, but Mickey was allowed to bring whatever he wanted. He took the simplest of lines and added to them.”

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