Monday, May 23, 2011
Happy Victoria Day! It's always nice to have a holiday and I spent it with my friends seeing the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie! I have to say the best part for me was getting to watch my favorite French actress Astrid Berges Frisbey play the beautiful mermaid Syrena. The love story between her and the heroic clergyman played by Sam Claflin was very beautiful and more than made up for the absence of Elizabeth and Will Turner in the cast list. The mermaids themselves were terrifying creatures that stayed true to the less 'disney' depiction of the mythic creatures who lure sailors to their deaths. Syrena, however, is unique in her ability to show compassion and Astrid leant a very ethereal, heart-rending quality to the role. Definitely worth seeing! Here are a few pictures of Astrid from the movie, various Pirates premieres, and other photoshoots courtesy of http://astrid-bf.com/. Also a little featurette of Astrid talking about the movie!
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