Global Star Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood career has progressed significantly since her lead role in the US TV series Quantico in 2015. This year, she starred in a romantic comedy and a web series as the lead actor, both of which did not typecast her as an Indian but rather chose her for her talent. In an interview, Chopra discussed her active pursuit of roles that go beyond sidekick characters and stereotypes based on her background.
Breaking the Stereotypes
During the interview, Priyanka Chopra recognized the efforts of other South Asian artists in Hollywood, such as Simone Ashley, Mindy Kaling, and Deepika Padukone, who have challenged the way South Asians are portrayed on screen. She expressed her hope that their influence would become the “new normal” and bring positive change for upcoming generations of actors.
Priyanka expresses her views on how hard she tried to take a stand for herself for not doing stereotypical roles
Priyanka explained how over the past five years, there has been a significant increase in demand from actors who want to move away from sidekick roles. Priyanka Chopra is one of them, as she did not want to be considered as just a diversity checkbox in Hollywood. She stated that many of her colleagues share the same sentiment and also do not want to be typecast in stereotypical roles based on their ethnicity. She added, “So I’ve taken many meetings where I’ve clearly told producers, “Don’t put me in stereotypical parts.” I don’t want to do it. I’m going to work hard for you because I know my damn job. I’ll come onto the set and do 10 percent more than what you asked for, or maybe even 20 percent. I will be better than anyone you’ve cast because I’m not afraid of working hard. It requires selling yourself.”
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Priyanka’s Series Citadel Season 2
Priyanka Chopra’s web series, Citadel, on Prime Video has been renewed for a second season. The first season premiered in April and ended on May 26. The production for the upcoming season will move to California, and filmmaker Joe Russo will direct all episodes. The co-stars of the series, including Richard Madden, Stanley Tucci, and Lesley Manville, are all set to return for the second season.
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