Could Slumdog's Freida Pinto Be the Next Bond Girl?
03/15/2009 AT 01:15 AM EDT
The Mumbai-born beauty and star of Slumdog Millionaire has reportedly been approached by Barbara Broccoli, producer of the James Bond films, to do a screen test opposite Daniel Craig.
According to the UK’s Sun newspaper, the Bond team have had their eye on the 24-year-old actress for some time. "Freida came to the attention of the Bond team when they were casting Quantum of Solace," a source told the newspaper, but "she was too young at the time to have a part as a love interest for a secret agent."
Now, the timing could hardly be better, since the actress has not only matured but also found fame with the Oscar-winning success of Slumdog.
In addition to inking a deal with cosmetic giant Estée Lauder – and gracing the cover of Indian Vogue – Pinto was recently courted by many top designers, including Karl Lagerfeld, at Paris Fashion Week.