Priyanka Chopra talks making a name for herself in Hollywood

Samantha David|July 18, 2021
Priyanka Chopra talks making a name for herself in Hollywood

Priyanka Chopra appeared in an interview with UK’s Mirror Online and got candid about how she managed to stay away from stereotypical roles in Hollywood.

The 39-year-old shared, “I demanded to play roles that were not specific boxes that I usually saw South Asian characters being put into. I insisted on roles with something to say.”

She went on to say, “I think I really knocked down the door and demanded for it to shift. But I was working at a time when a lot of other people were calling for inclusivity and diversity, so being among a pack of loud voices really helped me.”

Chopra added, “It wasn’t the easiest. I had to play more ethnically ambiguous parts, initially. After a few years, when people were like, ‘OK, she’s not that different’ [laughs], then I could demand roles where my ethnicity popped. That’s what it took to get a seat at the table.”

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