Ahoy Mateys! Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall have chosen Astrid Bergès-Frisbey to play the key role of Syrena, a beautiful and alluring young mermaid, in Walt Disney Pictures’/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth installment of the super-popular franchise!
Bergès-Frisbey joins Johnny Depp, returning in his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow, Penelope Cruz as the romantic lead, and Ian McShane as the big bad Blackbeard.
So who is the actress? Here's what Disney said in their press release:
Born in Barcelona of French-American and Catalan parentage, and now based in Paris, Bergès-Frisbey, one of France’s brightest young stars, appears in such French films as “La Fille du Puisatier,” “Bruc,” “Extase,” “La Premiere Etoile” and “Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique.” She has also appeared in the telefilms “La Reine Morte,” “Elles et Moi,” “Divine Emilie” and “Sur le Fil.” Berges-Frisbey appeared on stage at the Theatre Marigny in a production of Peter Shaffer’s “Equus.”
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" stars production in June and will film entirely on location in Hawaii, Great Britain and Los Angeles.
The film is slated to open on May 20, 2011, but I have one important question -- Bergès-Frisbey is going to play a mermaid in the film, I imagine her topless with hair covering her breasts, so then I assume she doesn't have fake boobs as Disney famously banned breast implants on the set!
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