Freida Pinto

  • Aired:  08/01/11
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Freida Pinto talks about her extensive travels, actors playing chimps, and her movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." (5:27)

>> WELCOME BACK MY GUEST TONIGHT

AN ACTRESS HER NEW FILM IS "RISE

OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. ".

>> IT WILL SOON GROW INTO A

LARGE POWERFUL ENEMY.

I LOVED THEM BUT I'M ALSO AFRAID

OF THEM.

IT'S APPROPRIATE TO BE AFRAID OF

THEM.

[LAUGHTER]

>> HE'S HAPPY.

COME ON.

>> I CAN SEE THAT.

CAN WE AT LEAST GIVE HIM OPEN

SPACE.

>> Jon: I AUDITIONED FOR THAT

ROLE.

PLEASE WELCOME FREIDA PINTO.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: THANK YOU FOR BEING

HERE.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

VERY NICE TO MEET YOU.

>> NICE TO MEET YOU, TOO.

WHICH ROLE DID YOU AUDITION FOR.

>> Jon: THE CHIMP.

I ROLLED AROUND FOR A LITTLE BIT

AND THEY SAID TOO MARSUPIAL.

>> I THOUGHT IT WAS JAMES

FRANCO'S ROLE.

>> Jon: THERE'S VERY LITTLE

THAT FRANCO AND I WOULD BE IN

THE SAME ROOM FOR.

[LAUGHTER]

THAT IS NOT AN ACTUAL CHIMP IN

THAT SCENE.

>> THAT'S ANDY -- THAT'S WHY I

DIDN'T GET THE ROLE.

>> Jon: THAT'S A GUY?

>> THE AMAZING ACTOR WHO DID

LORD OF RINGS AND KING KONG.

>> Jon: THAT'S INCREDIBLE.

HAS HE EVER BEEN IN ANYTHING

WHERE HE IS NOT HIDEOUSLY

DEFORMED.

>> HE'S DONE QUITE A BIT.

WE SAW A CLIP OF HIM IN 13 GOING

ON 30 DOING A DANCE MOVE.

DID ANYONE ELSE SEE THAT?

>> Jon: YEAH, NO.

NOBODY SAW THAT.

[LAUGHTER]

THEY ARE ALL GOING TO RENT IT

TONIGHT.

[LAUGHTER]

AS IT WAS.

IS IT DIFFICULT -- SO IS ANDY

CIRCUS IN THAT MOMENT IS HE

DRESSED LIKE A CHIMP?

>> HE IS A GRAY MOTION CAPTURE

SUIT WHICH YOU SAW IN AVATAR AS

WELL.

HE HAS ALL THESE DOTS AND A

CAMERA ON HIM.

WHAT IS AMAZING IS NOT HAVING A

REAL APE WHO CANNOT EMOTE THE

WAY ANDY CAN BECAUSE HE IS HUMAN

AND TRAINED TO DO THAT AND HE'S

SPECIFICALLY TRAINED --

>> Jon: LET ME ASK YOU A

QUESTION AS AN ACTOR, HOW BIG A

COMPLIMENT IS: YOUR BETTER THAN

AND APE?

IS THAT CONSIDERATE IN SOME WAY?

>> IN TODAY'S GIVEN AGE, GIVEN

THE CONFLICT OF OUR TIMES I

THINK IT'S AMAZING.

WE DON'T NEED TO TORTURE

ANIMALS.

>> Jon: THAT'S TRUE.

REAL CHIMPANZEES AS AMAZING AS

THEY ARE ARE INCREDIBLY POWERFUL

AND UNPREDICTABLE.

THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO, LET'S SAY

DRESS UP AND PLAY THE DRUMS FOR

US.

>> NOT AT ALL.

>> Jon: WERE THERE ANY ACTUAL

ANIMALS OR WAS IT ALL PEOPLE IN

CAPTURE YOU SUITS.

>> EXCEPT FOR A DOG, JUST PEOPLE

IN A SUIT --

>> Jon: THAT WOULD BE BAD.

BUT A HECK OF A CAST PARTY.

[LAUGHTER]

WERE YOU FAMILIAR WITH -- THE

PLANET OF APES FILMS CAME UP

WHEN I WAS A YOUNGSTER -- DID

YOU GO BACK AND LOOK?

>> MY MOM WAS A BIG FAN.

I HAD SEEN BITS AND PIECES WHEN

I WAS LITTLE.

I FOUND IT GIMMICKY.

I WAS NOT A BIG FAN BACK THEN.

NOW IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY.

>> Jon: IT IS, IF I MAY, A BIT

GIMMICKY.

I WAS A FAN BACK THEN.

WHEN YOU WATCH IT NOW YOU REALLY

DO GO, WOW, THEY GOT ME ON THAT.

[LAUGHTER]

HAVE YOU SEEN THE PART WITH

CHARLTON HESTON ON THE BEACH.

>> I HAVEN'T, NO.

>> Jon: DUDE, YOU HAVE TO --

>> YOU JUST CALLED ME DUDE.

>> Jon: IT WAS AN HONOR.

IT'S THE EXACT SAME WORD I USED

WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAT WITH ME

AND I CALLED HIM DUDE.

>> I LIKED IT.

>> Jon: THE FUNNY THING ABOUT

THAT IS HE DIDN'T CARE FOR IT AS

MUCH.

KHALTON HESTON WAS ON THE BEACH

AND HE LOOKS UP AND SEES THAT

THE PLANET HE HAD BEEN ON WAS

HIS OWN.

YOU -- YOU HAVE TO SEE IT.

>> I'LL RENT IT TONIGHT.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: I'M NOT VERY GOOD AT

THAT TYPE OF THING.

>> I'M GOING TO RENT IT TONIGHT.

>> Jon: YOU PROBABLY SHOULD.

ARE YOU SAYING -- DO YOU SPEND

TIME HERE LOS ANGELES, MUMBAI --

>> ALL OVER THE PLACE.

WHEREVER WORK TAKES ME.

I SPENT SIX MONTHS IN CANADA

SHOOTING BACK-TO-BACK.

I GO BACK TO INDIA WHEN I GET

THE TIME AND I LOVE LONDON IT'S

MY SECOND HOME.

>> Jon: YOU ARE LIKE AN KID.

THEN THIS SOON INCREDIBLE LIFE.

>> I'M 26 BUT THAT'S AMAZING.

>> Jon: TO ME YOU ARE A KID.

YOU INDUSTRIAL THAT -- YOU

INDUSTRIAL THAT NEW CAR SMELL.

-- YOU STILL HAVE THAT NEW CAR

SMELL.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: SO NICE TO MEET YOU.

CONTINUED SUCCESS.

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.

IT'S IN THE THEATERS ON FRIDAY.

NO CHIMPS WERE HURT IN THE

PRODUCTION.

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