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Pinto: Franco is one of a kind

Freida Pinto has revealed she learnt a lot from her Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes co-star James Franco.

The Slumdog Millionaire actress plays an expert in chimp behaviour in the film, which also stars Harry Potter's Tom Felton.

"James is a very unconventional actor. He's in a different zone - the kind of zone that I'm not very familiar with," she told the Daily Mirror.

"But at the same time, there's a lot to observe and learn, and I think that's part of my job as an actor, you are observing and drawing from the environment and learning, taking it forward from there."

The 26-year-old said working on the blockbuster was a very different experience to Slumdog.

"On Slumdog Millionaire it was all new and I was completely untainted by what might happen and how the film was released and how it would be accepted," she added.

"Your first film is like a little baby. This is very exciting because I've never done anything like this before in my short, three-year career."

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