cover story, which was released earlier this month and featured so many questions about boyfriend Prince Harry. It’s nice to be your own identity too.” If you didn’t know, this isn’t the first time Priyanka has stood by Meghan‘s side!
The only thing I’m saying is that there needs to be a certain sense of equality where a woman is not just a plus one, you know.
Say “Priyanka Chopra” to the average American woman and you might get an ode to her endorsement-worthy hair, a take on what makes her so compulsively watchable as agent Alex Parrish in ABC’s drama , or speculation about whom she is dating. All of which is to say, Chopra is This is a particularly interesting moment for an immigrant to be fronting a TV show and appearing in a quintessentially American movie, a fact not lost on Chopra, who understands how essential seeing a face like hers can be for the millions of Americans who don’t fit the blond-haired, blue-eyed Californian ideal. PC: So once, on an airplane [in Europe], I went up to go to the bathroom, and the [flight attendant] was like, “Oh, the bathroom’s back there.” And I was like, “No, it’s right there.” He was like, “Oh, that’s just for first class.” I was like, “I’m sitting in first class.” And he was like, “Oh my God, I’m so sorry.” And I just said, “It’s OK. I [also] used to get upset with the word and what it means [in] the West. GLAMOUR: You mix beer and eggs and put it on your head? PC: Like four in the morning on a Saturday after you’ve come home from a bar and made yourself breakfast. Hair envy aside, your presence shows a [group] of women that they’re not invisible. We’re told we’re too provocative or that being sexy is our strength, which it can be, and it is, but that’s not the only thing we have.
I believe in oil massages for the scalp, an Indian thing. I was told that female actors are replaceable in films because they just stand behind a guy anyway. But women have incredible endurance and incredible strength.
bad girl Priyanka Chopra got a little uncomfortable when Cohen asked about her Met Gala date, Nick Jonas.
Chopra walks across her living room toward me, smiling. I’m this big shot billionaire chick who plays hardball in a man’s world. Victoria goes into an evil territory; not every driven woman’s evil. He said, “Every new city, you can decide who you want to be. As kids [we think], If I’m too Indian, I’ll be put in a box, and people will think of me as different. Maybe I, being on the platform that I am, can say this louder than the kid who has to get on the subway and go to school: You don’t need to be afraid of who you are.
“Come, come,” she says, pulling me into an embrace that makes all of it worth it. PRIYANKA CHOPRA: I didn’t have to be in the swimsuits, because I’m the antagonist. PC: Oh my God, I’m so glad I didn’t have to eat one olive and one, like, almond! [GLAMOUR: Tell me about playing the villain, Victoria Leeds. And what I love about Victoria is that she’s not baselessly evil. She had the business acumen, but her family business went to her brother, because he was a boy. There’s this amazing line in the [script]: Zac [Efron] says, “You’re such a bitch! [But] ambition a word associated with women negatively. If you were not good at debates in one school, you can be a dancer in the next one.” I used to plan what my personality would be when I got to the next school. I was very conscious of being, like, a super-gawky, skinny teenager. GLAMOUR: I’m several shades darker than you, so to me, you’re fair. PC: Well, first off, I don’t think a lot of people understand what Indians are. They’ll think I’m weird, because I eat Indian food or my name is difficult to pronounce. We’re afraid of letting people see the glory of who we are. I don’t want any kid to feel the way I felt in school. It made me feel like I’m less—in my skin, in my identity, in my culture. PC: I said, you know, “I’m not gonna settle.”GLAMOUR: What would settling look like?
And it occurs to me, as I cut the taxi line and yell, “Meeting with Priyanka Chopra! I sat with my mom, and I’m like, “I want to go to school here. Was it weird going from being very known somewhere to a new market in which you weren’t as known? Just because people who like Indian movies know me doesn’t mean the world has to know me. I was like, “Oh crap, if I don’t do well, people will be like, ‘Oh my God, Indian actors can’t do lead parts.’ ” I felt that pressure. My choices will be mine; my disappointments will be mine. GLAMOUR: Let’s say you could make the perfect partner for yourself, using parts—personality traits, talents, body parts—of costars.
” to my South Asian driver (who yells, “Meeting with Priyanka Chopra! I went with my cousin to her school, and it was so fascinating to me. Mausi’s OK with it.” I shuttled between my aunt and uncle. I used to get offended by things that were said to me, or how I was seen. GLAMOUR: Do you feel like you’ve set a new standard for what an Indian actress can achieve here? At the time you said that it hadn’t felt real to you yet.
Priyanka Chopra recently walked the Met Gala red carpet, wowed everyone with her out-of-the-box outfit, got trolled for it, shut them down #Like ABoss, and continued to be awesome!