Quote: "We went to the BAFTAs in London. She was at the after-party, this mad Indian woman, and a crowd starting forming around her. She was talking to Daniel Craig. She was going on about how much she loves James Bond. She said, ‘Oh my God, you’re my favourite bond, Pierce, I just think you’re fantastic!’ She thought he was Pierce Brosnan. He very graciously corrected her." Dev Patel on taking his mother to the BAFTAs.
Quote: "I was given a pair of Lion socks by my best friend to wear on the red carpet, for luck, and then I got an email from another friend who was in pieces laughing about how there was this thread online with people mistaking them for snail socks and all sorts of things... I lean to the quirky side with socks; something with a pattern. And then a nice watch on your wrist." Lion star Dev Patel likes to top off his red carpet looks with a good pair of socks and a classy timepiece.
Quote: "Lots of people are afraid of her, but I just decided, 'What the heck, I'm just going for it.' I was like a kid who'd drunk a thousand Red Bulls between takes. Whenever I was trying to unwind and relax, I'd sit there and scream out, I had so much energy. Poor Maggie was like, 'What the hell is this guy doing?'" Actor Dev Patel left his THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL co-star DAME Maggie Smith a little bewildered with his wild onset behaviour.
Quote: "We use it a lot - and we hate it as well. It's like a tease. I also feel it's this pressure: 'Oh my god, he's seeing me after two weeks, I hope my hair is OK.' It's just hideous. I think even the most beautiful person looks stupid on Skype." Freida Pinto is forced to chat online with her actor boyfriend Dev Patel when they're apart.
Quote: "Dev's one of my best friends. He's sweet, hilarious and smart. He understands me so well that if I say five words to Dev, he understands the 50 words that follow. He makes it easy and less tiring." Actress Freida Pinto's romance with her Slumdog Millionaire co-star Dev Patel is still going strong.
Fact: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star Dev Patel has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Quote: "Working with DEV was the best thing that coul have happened to me. We were both in the same situation. We would give and take and help each other out. When I'd get stuck, he'd help me. When he'd get stuck, I'd help him." Freida Pinto loved working with her SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE co-star Dev Patel.
Quote: She told me after our first audition that she felt like a bit of a paedophile because we had to do this love scene and she was like 23 and I was 17 at the time. So it was pretty weird for her. Dev Patel's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE co-star Freida Pinto was wary of the pair's on-screen romance.
Quote: "She's stunning. You have to take a step back when you see her in real life. There's a picture in one of the Los Angeles newspapers where she's talking to me and I'm just looking at her. I just stared in amazement." SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star Dev Patel on meeting Angelina Jolie.
Quote: "I had no chance. It was ridiculous. But just to share the same space as these people - I mean, wow!" SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star Dev Patel on losing out on a BAFTA award to Mickey Rourke, alongside fellow nominees Brad Pitt, Frank Langella and Sean Penn.
Quote: Ive got no rhythm and two left feet and my gangly frame doesnt help.SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star Dev Patel took a long time to perfect his dance routine for the end of the movie.
Quote: "I've grown up watching these people on TV, then when you're finally there on the red carpet and meet these people, and they know who you are - it's crazy. I'm going to take my autograph book to the Oscars." SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star Dev Patel is looking forward to the upcoming Academy Award's ceremony (22Feb09) - so he can get a host of celebrities to sign his autograph book.
Fact: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star Dev Patel will make his second big-screen outing in M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN's THE LAST AIRBENDER. Patel won the role of ZUKO after pop star Jesse Mccartney had to drop out due to touring commitments.
Quote: "It was actually peanut butter and chocolate... In between takes, everyone was licking it. It tasted so good." Dev Patel on what director Danny Boyle used instead of human faeces for one of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE's pivotal scenes.