Freida Pinto: 'Immortals' is a feast for all five senses (Video)
Freida Pinto has been calling her new action film "Immortals" a "feast for all five senses" and got rather graphic about what she meant at the film's Hollywood premiere.
"With every scene, with the brutality or the fact that some scenes are very, very delicate, you can almost taste it in your mouth," Pinto told OnTheRedCarpet.com and other news outlets at the "Immortals" premiere on November 7. (Warning: Spoiler Alert)
"There are some very brutal scenes& there's a scene where he cuts his tongue off, the monk, and I could actually feel horrible things in my mouth, thinking 'Oh my God, that could be my tongue!'" Pinto continued. "So I guess it's that and the sound and the music and visually, it's so appealing, everything. There were times when I actually got goose bumps because it was just so big. So yeah, that's what I meant by 'a feast for all five senses.' People are going to steal my logline."
The action film follows Greek peasant-turned-warrior Theseus (Henry Cavill), who was secretly chosen by Zeus to save his people from King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his army of Titans. Theseus gathers a band of outsiders to aid him, including visionary priestess Phaedra (Pinto) and cunning slave Stavros (Stephen Dorff).
"I play the Greek oracle princess Phaedra," Pinto told OnTheRedCarpet.com at San Diego Comic-Con in July. "She has the gift of seeing the future, the gift of visions and she's got to make a very difficult choice in keeping the gift or going for love. It's kind of a very difficult decision to make and really internalize, which makes it really difficult. You can't scream and you can't yell - you just have to kind of keep it all within you."
Pinto credited director Tarsem Singh for creating the other-worldly landscape of "Immortals."
"It is different because it's Tarsem, to begin with. It's going to be different because it's Greek mythology but it's Tarsem's version of it," Pinto said at the premiere. "The fact that we have a very multi-cultural cast in it, you know, people of different ethnicities, it gives it a different flavor all together. I guess it's going to appeal to a lot of people. And it is a good versus evil story, which has been a big appeal for ages."
Pinto recently starred opposite James Franco in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." The Indian actress is best known for her portrayal of Latika in the 2008 Academy Award-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire," Pinto has been dating the film's star Dev Patel since 2009.
"Immortals" opened in theaters on November 11, watch a trailer below.
Reporting by Chris Balish, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).