Freida Pinto strikes a pose on the cover of InStyle magazine September 2011, the UK edition. In the interview, the 26-year-old actress talks about Karl Lagerfeld and why she loves Chanel, 'Slumdog Millionaire' and her new movie 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but also about feeling nervous when skypeing with boyfriend Dev Patel.

Freida Pinto covers InStyle UK September 2011. The 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' star looks gorgeous and luxurious wearing Pucci, Chanel, Gucci, Jonathan Saunders and Givenchy. The 26-year-old actress dishes on 'Slumdog Millionaire' and her new movie 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Speaking of Slumdog, Pinto says that "Slumdog was phenomenal… I’ve not had an experience like it since."

Besides, she also confesses how skypeing with boyfriend Dev Patel is a tease and explains her love for Chanel.
"I tell you why I like Chanel so much: when I started off, no one wanted to give me clothes to wear. Absolutely no one. All the labels would say 'Who is she?' But Chanel believed in me from the very beginning. For the very first red carpet I did at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, they dressed me up in their very current season collection. It’s a massive brand", Freida says.
As for Karl Lagerfeld, the actress states that, "I always have a good time with Karl because he’s so appreciative and he wants me to try different things".

Freida Pinto Covers InStyle UK September 2011

Freida Pinto Covers InStyle UK September 2011

In 2009, Freida started dating her 'Slumdog Millionaire' co-star Dev Patel. Speaking about her boyfriend's style, the stunning actress says that, "He’s not always bang-on. I buy for him all the time – I got him some Sanchita and he really likes it. He’s got his own very good sense of fashion. He loves his Burberry; he wears it to most events – Burberry should give him a contract."

Freida also tells the magazine how she helped Patel develop an authentic Mumbai accent. "Yes, with the accent, he was a bit nervous. But all I told him was, 'Don’t do the whole 'Goodness Gracious Me!' thing. That just makes it very comical and it’s not required for Slumdog Millionaire."

Pinto reveals that she's nervous before seeing her boyfriend, even when this happens on Skype. "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 okay'. It’s just hideous. I think even the most beautiful person looks stupid on Skype," the actress told InStyle.

As for her latest role in 'Rise of The Planet of the Apes', Freida says that, "One of the most beautiful scripts I read in 2010. I didn’t watch the Tim Burton film and as for the older Charlton Heston film – I walked into the living room once when my mum was watching it, I just laughed and walked out! I was little and didn’t understand it".

Freida Pinto Covers InStyle UK September 2011

Freida Pinto Covers InStyle UK September 2011

Freida Pinto Covers InStyle UK September 2011

Photos courtesy of InStyle UK