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Priyanka Chopra Reveals She Lost Movie Role Over Her Skin Color

Priyanka Chopra Reveals She Lost Movie Role Over Her Skin Color

Priyanka Chopra is opening up about the dark side of Hollywood.

The 35-year-old Quantico star revealed in a recent interview with InStyle that she wasn’t offered a movie role because of her skin color.

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“I was out for a movie, and somebody [from the studio] called one of my agents and said, ‘She’s the wrong — what word did they use? — ‘physicality,’” Priyanka shared.

“So in my defense as an actor, I’m like, ‘Do I need to be skinnier? Do I need to get in shape? Do I need to have abs?’ Like, what does ‘wrong physicality’ mean?” Priyanka continued. “And then my agent broke it down for me. Like, ‘I think, Priy, they meant that they wanted someone who’s not brown.’ It affected me.”

Since that experience, Priyanka has been making it a priority of hers to make sure women of all colors are treated with the same amount of respect as any man in the business.

“No one will say that a woman is getting paid less because she’s a woman of color, but the numbers mostly end up reflecting that,” Priyanka shared.

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  • namers

    I love her. She’s a Moonchild like me and was Miss World 2000. I’ve seen her interviewed and she’s lovely and informed. She’s made a bunch of films and I think also has a singing career. Looking forward to season 3 of Quantico.

  • namers

    I love her. She’s a Moonchild like me and was Miss World 2000. I’ve seen her interviewed and she’s lovely and informed. She’s made a bunch of films and I think also has a singing career. Looking forward to season 3 of Quantico.

  • SquidBillie

    She needs to get over herself and be thankful she’s even working, because she’s not a very good actress, and she has a terrible reputation for being a diva in Hollywood.

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  • suzybel

    I dunno, if they want a blonde for a role, they wouldn’t choose a brunette. Same thing goes with the skin color. I agree that all colors should be treated with respect, but if you aren’t what they are looking for, you aren’t going to get the job.

  • cafeast

    Pls.
    The only reason why this bimbo has a career is because of her skin color. She is a diversity hire, nothing more. Terrible actress and is not getting any younger. Had she been white, she would have been a waiter by now.

  • Gina

    But the question is, why are they only looking for a white person 99% of the time?

  • Gina

    But the question is, why are they only looking for a white person 99% of the time?

  • Gina

    But the question is, why are they only looking for a white person 99% of the time?

  • Gina

    But the question is, why are they only looking for a white person 99% of the time?

  • Lakawak

    Could it be the character was a white woman?

  • Lakawak

    They aren’t. You saying something doesn’t make it true.

  • soyeahsowhat

    maybe she just lost it cuz she has a voice like a man and can’t act her way out of a paper sack?

  • Gina

    Oh, really? They aren’t? You’re delusional & in denial.