Washington: Freida Pinto has revealed that she had a huge crush on Leonardo DiCaprio as a teenager.
By her own admission, the ‘Titanic’ star was a regular feature of her fantasies back then.
“As a teenager you have all kinds of dreams. And Leonardo’s part of them!” Contactmusic quoted her as telling Esquire magazine in an interview.
Now living with real-life boyfriend Dev Patel, 21, - who handpicked her to play his love interest in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ - Pinto says they like to laugh at their early interviews on YouTube.
“The two of us are all over the place,” she said.
“We’re laughing at each other’s jokes and they’re not funny at all, but we’re just encouraging each other.
“Now I’ve learned all these tricks. Always smile, and look slowly from left to the right. But in 2009, I was new to all of it. It was the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ effect. Angelina Jolie would walk past and I was, like, ‘Seriously?’” she added.
The actress recently stripped off for a nude scene in ‘Trishna’ - an Indian reworking of ‘Tess Of The d’Urbervilles’ - although it was not an easy experience.
“It was hard but it was a small crew, and they were good at not making their presence felt.
“They didn’t go, ‘Quick! She’s nearly naked! Get your camera out!” she said.