Despite the fact that superstar Johnny Depp and his character, Captain Jack Sparrow, are far and away the biggest draws of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movies, the studio has been spotlighting two of the newest additions to the franchise in recent weeks. Spanish-French model and actress Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey joins the cast as the mermaid Syrena, and her character has been featured in the latest trailer, in the new TV spot and posters, and even in some promotional concept art.
While receiving decidedly less coverage than Bergès-Frisbey, new addition Sam Claflin, who plays Philip, a missionary captured by Blackbeard (Ian McShane) who wants to stop the notorious pirate from using Syrena in his scheme to gain eternal life, has also appeared in recent footage from the movie. He even turned up with Syrena on the latest poster for the movie. The two young actors were also the subjects of a set of recent interviews for the latest issue of Empire magazine. what did Bergès-Frisbey and Claflin have to say about Pirates? >> Posted 05.03.11 by BrentJS