Freida Pinto Embarrassed by YouTube Adverts

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto’s ‘cheesy’ commercials appear online
Freida Pinto Embarrassed by YouTube Adverts
Freida Pinto in Cannes

Freida Pinto has been left red-faced after
discovering that some “cheesy” advertisements she filmed when she was younger
have appeared online.

Before she hit the big time with her debut
feature film, The Slumdog Millionaire star regularly worked on promotional
campaigns to make some money. But now she’s mortified to learn that the ads
have been uploaded to the internet: “Some of my ads are now on YouTube and it's
just so embarrassing. There is a silly Wrigley’s chewing-gum ad you should
check out. It's so stupid. This guys pops a gum in his mouth and I fall from a
tree on to his bike! Then he's got a girl.”

It’s a far cry from Hollywood, a BAFTA
nomination and dramatic roles such as the lead in Miral, that’s for sure. But,
blushes aside, 26-year-old Freida seems to have it all in perspective. “From
doing cheesy stuff like that to doing something as fulfilling as Miral – I
think I've come a long way,” she says.