TALKS PLAYING A FEMALE 007 IN TV’S ‘QUANTICO’
Quantico largely confines Priyanka Chopra to the subdued wardrobe of an intelligence operative. So when she appeared in the September issue of Marie Claire, she seized at the chance to sample some more flamboyant costumes. The 34-year-old sizzled in a set of faux-period ensembles, telling the magazine, “I will die in Chanel!” and revisiting a yen she’d previously expressed to play 007. One of the two colour photos caught the Bihari bombshell in a white broderie anglaise take on the pirate wench aesthetic. Two strips were torn out of the middle section and netted with straps, emphasising the svelte frame that helped win her Miss World in 2000. In the other colour photo, one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2016 wore a Y-chain and tousled hair. Her necklace was almost undetectable on a frilly, sheer pink dress redolent of the 1930s. Quantico’s second series is set to kick off on the American channel ABC next month, yet its star is still hard at work filming it. Last Thursday, she was spotted on set in New York City, dressed for battle in black and grey protective gear that included a large face-obscuring helmet. She kept a large machine gun close. She told Marie Claire of the programme, “It’s a lot of physical work. But the real challenge was convincing America that I could play an American girl.”
Bollywood and now Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra.