French Actress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey Joins the Cast of Pirates 4
by Ethan Anderton
April 14, 2010
Surely there is someone who is disappointed by the fact that Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley will not be returning for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, but there are also still plenty that don't mind, especially with people like Ian McShane coming on-board. Well since there's been recent development on finding a suitable young actor to fill Bloom's shoes as the young heartthrob in the flick, surely there must be a comparable young beauty to fill Knightley's shoes and it looks like Disney found her, as they announced that the young French actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey will be making her US feature debut in the sequel.
Astrid has landed the key role of Syrena, a beautiful and alluring young mermaid. A full press release for an actress almost entirely unknown to American audiences is totally unheard of, so she's either such a treasure of France that her working stateside is quite the catch, or Disney really believes she'll be the next big thing. Bergès-Frisbey's credits include the following French films: La Fille du Puisatier, Bruc, Extase, La Premiere Etoile and Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique. This casting of a character who is a mermaid in the movie goes hand in hand with a recent casting call that was looking for professional dancers who are also swimmers.
Disney is certainly pulling out all the stops with trying to cast naturally beautiful women, with the previous casting of Penelope Cruz, and that other casting call that stated they were looking for "fit" female models who have real breasts (no floaters on these high seas). Anyone familiar with Astrid Berges-Frisbey?