Disney has cast 23-year-old French actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey as the mermaid Syrena for their upcoming sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Frisbey joins Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane as the franchise’s new faces.
Stranger Tides marks Frisbey’s first American production. The actress made her feature film debut in the French pic Un Barrage Contre Le Pacifique (The Sea Wall).
In a casting-sheet leaked last month, it was discovered that Disney would only hire actresses with natural breasts for roles in the film (a jiggle test would be required during auditions). Looks like Frisbey easily fit that bill:
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides finds Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) mixing things up with the notorious pirate Blackbeard (McShane) while on a quest to find the Fountain of Youth. The film is directed by Rob Marshall, the man behind such lavish productions as Memoirs of a Geisha, Nine, and the Oscar-winning musical Chicago.
Shooting begins in June.
(Update: See more pics of Astrid here).
(UPDATE: IS MERMAID ANTOINETTE NIKPRELAJ HOTTER THAN ASTRID?)