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

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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

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