I WANTED TO BE PART OF AMERICAN TV: PEECEE
The actor is more than happy with her role in her debut American television show; says the format is very exciting Of all the content, the best content in the world is on American TV, and I wanted to be part of that
Actor Priyanka Chopra (left), who is busy shooting in the US for her debut American TV show, Quantico, says she took it up because she was keen on being part of American television.
“Of all the content, the best content in the world is on American television, and I wanted to be part of that. I wanted to be cast for the respect of being an actor, not for the colour of my skin. Going to school in America, I never saw anyone with my skin colour (on TV),” Chopra was quoted as saying.
Very happy with her role in the show, she said: “Any actress from any part of the world would want to play Alex Parrish. She’s Jason Bourne in female form.”
The 33-year-old also credited her interest in TV to American actor Kevin Spacey. “I was doing a master class with Kevin Spacey a couple of years ago. I asked him, ‘What [work] did you find most fascinating?’ And he said television, when I thought he would say theatre,” she said.
“‘I just don’t know what Frank will do, It keeps you on your toes’,” PC recalled Spacey saying about his House of Cards character. Chopra said she is similarly in the dark about what goes on with her Quantico character. “They (the makers) tell me nothing. Is that how TV works? It’s frighteningly exciting as an actor,” said Chopra, who hopes that the long, 15-16 hour days that she has been shooting in New York don’t keep her from continuing to do films in India. “I want to be able to do my movies and the show,” she said, adding: “I’ve always been able to multitask.”
Meanwhile, Pee Cee, who impressed with her appearance at the Television Critics Association in California recently, had tweeted: “Thank u to every1 who made the TCAs such a delight for nervous me. Thank u all your support (sic).”
Any actress from any part of the world would want to play Alex Parrish. She’s Jason Bourne in female form
Priyanka Chopra, actor