Priyanka Chopra: 'It's a Great Time to Be a Female Actor' (Exclusive)
Here’s what the 34-year-old Quantico star had to share with the mag:
On needing better roles for women of color in film: “Storytelling cannot be based on what someone looks like. Everyone has stories: you have a story; I have a story. They just need to be written. And casting needs to happen based on the best person for the job, not the Indian girl or the black girl. The girl next door is no longer blonde-haired and blue-eyed, nor is she brown-haired and brown-eyed. She’s not one person. And our entertainment needs to be a representation of that.”
On fighting for feminism: “We’ve been told for eons that a woman should be a certain way, dress a certain way, behave a certain way. That’s what the fight of feminism is for: we’re asking for the opportunity to make our own choices without being judged—a freedom that men have enjoyed for centuries.”
On how she chooses roles: “I always look for parts that make an impact. It’s a great time to be a female actor right now, especially if you stand your ground. I won’t settle.”
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