Dev Patel Got a “Pretty Woman”-Style Makeover for the “Slumdog Millionaire” Red Carpet

by W Magazine Team

Dev Patel, who landed his first on-screen role in the cult British teen drama “Skins,” recalls his first major red carpet — at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the then-17-year-old actor premiered “Slumdog Millionaire.” That was the moment he went from high street to high fashion, à la Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.” Get to know Patel — and his cinematic crushes, from Rooney Mara to Bruce Lee — in his screen test.