came out 10 years ago. It was the first and Keira Knightley. While two-thirds of the main cast moved on, Johnny Depp got to co-star with his pal Penelope Cruz. The franchise also saw other new faces in Sam Claflin and Astrid Berges-Frisbey. The missionary and the mermaid who fell in love. Last we saw of them, they were swimming to the depths of the ocean. But what happened to Berges-Frisbey?
Berges-Frisbey was born in Barcelona, Spain. Her father is Spanish, and her mother is French-American. Her parents divorced when she was two, but her mother raised her in France. In school, she acted in school plays, but she never thought of becoming an actress because of where she lived.
However, after he father's sudden death, her attitude toward acting changed. She realized that life is too short, so she decided to pursue acting. Berges-Frisbey enrolled in drama school, and in 2007 she made her debut on French television. The following year, she made her feature film debut in . On the side, she also started a modeling career.
After a series of auditions in France, Hollywood, and the U.K., Berges-Frisbey was cast as the mermaid Syrena in . This was , so she had to start learning English immediately. Filming took place in Hawaii, but Berges-Frisbey couldn't go out and enjoy the sun because they wanted her to keep her pearly white complexion.
Speaking to Screen Rant about , Berges-Frisbey said, "Everything is possible in a 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie, people can die and come back even. So you don't know. I think they will try to find the perfect script. I trust them about the way they will write the next one. I don't know if I will be a part of it... but I know, definitely, I will watch it. I learned so much, and had such a good time, so it's impossible to not wish to be part of the next one, but I don't know."
After Syrena managed to break her through the Hollywood door, Berges-Frisbey starred in even better roles in big blockbusters. In 2014, she starred in , and in 2017, she appeared in Guy Ritchie's . Since then, she's gone back to act in more French films and television shows, including and .
Recently, she's starred in the Spanish heist film , which stars Freddie Highmore, ' Liam Cunningham, Sam Riley, and the . Berges-Frisbey plays Lorraine, who wears many different wigs as disguises. She's a part of the team that breaks into the Bank of Spain.
In an exclusive interview with Looper, Berges-Frisbey said and compared herself to a Swiss Army Knife. "A lot of people call me that as a description because I'm handy and I'm physical and I can be, I don't know, I could actually be someone different," she said. "But not a fighter."
One thing that was challenging for her in was the language barrier. "It was exhausting for me to have to work on this English-speaking character that also speaks with a different accent that I have," she said. "The director would talk to me in Spanish, and then the DP would talk to me in Catalan."
did not give the film the best of reviews. They pretty much said it was a bore. They write that is "one of those movies you know you’ll be forgetting almost as soon as you finish watching it" because it needs "tense set-pieces, surprising twists, idiosyncratic characters or charismatic stars — ideally, all the above — to distinguish itself." Long story short, is "a bit empty."
Other than that, not much else is known about Berges-Frisbey. Judging from her Instagram, she's campaigned with many different fashion houses over the years, including Chanel, and has collaborated with Valentino. But she seems to have disappeared from the social media platform. Her last post was in 2015.
Despite her appearance in , we hoped to see her way more frequently since she starred as the lovable yet scary Syrena in . Now we have no idea when we're going to see her next, but we hope to see her in something soon.