Freida Pinto Thinks ‘Guerrilla’ Creator ‘Deserves an Emmy for Everything’

Television is a collaborative process, but “Guerrilla” star Freida Pinto knows one man behind the scenes deserves a lion’s share of the credit for the final product. “John Ridley deserves an Emmy for everything,” Pinto enthused about the “Guerrilla” creator, writer and director. “Whatever he touches is gold. More than just the award, it’s the sense of – he’s worked really hard. If you go back and read the John Ridley story, it’s not like he came from nowhere and did ’12 Years a Slave’ and then won an Oscar for it.” Ridley has made a name for himself in recent years with the aforementioned Oscar winner, with the Showtime miniseries “Guerrilla,” starring Pinto and Babou Ceesay as a young couple who become embroiled in the British black power movement of the 1970s, and with ABC’s “American Crime,” which focuses on a different politically charged social issue each season.