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French Actress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey Joins the Cast of Pirates 4

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April 14, 2010

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey

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?

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments

1

better and better, lets hope the plot is gonna be less convoluted then "At World's End."

Xerxex on Apr 14, 2010

2

WOW!, who is that actress?, she is HOT!. Geat casting disney!=), keep up the great casting for Pirates 4 !!!!!.

Sean on Apr 14, 2010

3

shes kinda cute :/

DaftPUNKFAN on Apr 14, 2010

4

Anyone is better than Knightley. This girl is gorgeous.

Cracky on Apr 14, 2010

5

She is beautiful and has already gone topless in 'Un Barrage Contre Le Pacifique'.

Brian on Apr 14, 2010

6

All you really 'need' for another good pirates movie is Sparrow and Barbossa, and I mean come on Al Swearingen himself as Blackbeard that casting tidbit sells me right there.

Cody w on Apr 14, 2010

7

@5... Topless you say?

Cracky on Apr 14, 2010

8

Damn. Whos gonna be the Beth Hurwood of the bunch?

Voice of Reason on Apr 15, 2010

9

Read online that while Astrid is an unknown in the US, she is a "hot commodity" in Europe so it sounds like it was great that Disney has snagged her for the film, and it's good for her. Gorgeous girl - as far as the "Beth Hurwood" character of the original book, maybe they are leaving that character out, some of the stuff concerning her father's plans for her in the original story are too much for a Disney film. BTW, this is Disney, there isn't going to be any naked chests - except from Depp hopefully with tattoos - so keep dreaming, guys.

virginia on Apr 15, 2010

10

she's ATTRACTIVE??? what are yo people looking at?? She looks like Ellen Page....she is not hot! they could have found a much more ethereal beauty to play a mermaid, I wouldn't look at this girl twice is she walked by me on the street.

Joseph on Apr 15, 2010

11

what is she, 15 years old?

sanjay on Apr 15, 2010

12

I love these cute all natural french actresses wish we had more of them here. and they all don't have a problem with getting naked either you can see her topless here http://www.instantcelebs.com if ya want enjoy folks

Slade Johnson on Mar 21, 2011

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