After three years together, actress Freida Pinto is still quick to gush about her boyfriend – and Slumdog Millionaire co-star – Dev Patel: “We have shared so much together, and he is always the person I go to first,” she says. Though the 27-year-old beauty sees marriage and motherhood in her future, she admits that she’s not sure she’s ready to take that step just yet.
“Oh, I want all of that one day,” Freida tells the UK’s The Independent when asked about plans for a family. “I feel being an actress is probably not half as difficult as being a mother, and I do not know when I will be ready for that kind of a decision. I’ve seen my own mother do it, and I look at her and how she dabbled in school and how she managed raising her children, and I don’t think I’m ready for it. But it is more commendable than being an actress.”
It may be a while before Dev is ready to tackle fatherhood as well – after all, he’s just 21 years old.
“Some people don’t actually know that he’s six years younger than I am!” Freida laughs, adding, “He’s too mature. I keep telling him, ‘Stop being an old man!’ He’s just an old soul. The way he speaks and thinks – he’s so philosophical and deep. I’m like, ‘You don’t sound like a 21-year-old to me!’ At least that was not how I was when I was 21.”
Freida’s latest film is the drama Black Gold, co-starring Antonio Banderas.