Its been quite a for Indian born actress and activist, Priyanka Chopra: between adjusting to married life with Nick Jonas, following a series of activ
Its been quite a for Indian born actress and activist, Priyanka Chopra: between adjusting to married life with Nick Jonas, following a series of activities leading up to the actual wedding in December and starring in multiple films. The 36 year old who covers the July edition of Instyle Magazine, opens up about building her career, cherishing her romance, and achieving her ultimate goal in life.
While discussing her career, Priyanka emphasizes her desire to make a positive difference in the world. She then delves into her relationship with Nick and addresses the backlash they received following their publicized wedding. She also reveals what she hopes to accomplish as a mother as she says they both plan on having kids.
Here are excerpts from her interview
On teaming up with fellow Indian born actress, Mindy Kaling for a romantic comedy
“An all-Indian cast in a Hollywood movie — I don’t think I would have been able to pitch that in a room three years ago. Mindy and I were both super psyched about it.”
On diversifying acting roles on a global scale
“I want to create that opportunity for many more actors from outside the U.S. — and it doesn’t have to be just Indians — to come into global entertainment and be up for lead parts without having to just play, you know, what their ethnicity defines.”
On refusing to comment on the backlash from her publicized wedding “Commenting on some stupidity means it eventually becomes important because I gave it importance. A lot of people don’t understand that way of thinking. It’s not a myopic thought . . . it’s a long-term plan.”
On finding happiness
“Obviously, the purpose in life is to be happy. Nobody put you on this earth to feel like sh*t. I think the point of existence is to make the journey the best that you can. Create your own circumstances.”
On her ultimate goal in life
“My big endgame is creating a formidable career and legacy for myself, but at the same time I want to have moved something. I want my existence to have meant something. I want my kids to turn around and be like, ‘Yeah, that was my mom.'”