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Mickey Rourke asked Freida Pinto to go home

Rourke had advised Pinto to go home on the Oscars night as he thought she was too young to be at the party.

‘Wrestler’ star Mickey Rourke had advised Indian actress Freida Pinto to go home on the Oscars night as the actor thought she was too young to be at the party.

The Golden Globe winning actor approached Pinto at the Academy Award ceremony last February and told her to go home and sleep,‘FemaleFirst’ reported.

“Mickey Rourke gave me a telling off at the Oscars.

He said to me,’It’s way past your bedtime – go home,’ which was funny!,” Pinto said.

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The 24-year-actress also talked about her first encounter with Hollywood top guns at the 81st Oscars’ red carpet.

“Meryl Streep was the first A-lister I’d ever met,and it was the most bizarre feeling in my life when I nervously said,’Ma’am,I’d really like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you,’ and she said,’I know exactly who you are.’ Since then I’ve met Sean Penn,Dustin Hoffman,Clint Eastwood and Ben Stiller,” Pinto said.

Pinto is currently in Tel Aviv where she is shooting for an Israeli film ‘Miral’.

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The Mumbai native,who shot to fame with her role in Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’,is being hailed as the next big thing in Hollywood. She has also bagged a role in director Woody Allen’s untitled film.

First published on: 26-05-2009 at 01:08:44 pm
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