ETALK continues to provide access to the world’s biggest stars as ETALK reporter Chloe Wilde sits down for a one-on-one interview with talented international actress, Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The brand-new 30-minute special, PRIYANKA CHOPRA JONAS: LOVE, LIFE, AND MAKING IT IN HOLLYWOOD, premieres this coming Monday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.
Chopra Jonas has become the most successful Bollywood star to cross over to Hollywood. She made a splash in 2015 landing the lead role in CTV’s QUANTICO, making history as the first South Asian actress to star in an American series. Now, Chopra Jonas and Wilde take an inside look at her life from pageant winner to Bollywood star, and from musician to Hollywood leading lady. The pair also discuss her new film, The Sky is Pink, which follows the relationship of a couple, told from the perspective of their recently deceased teenage daughter.
Highlights from the interview include:
Chopra Jonas on her experience filming The Sky is Pink:
“I'm super proud on many levels…Every one of us has lost someone we love and this is something I really did when I lost my dad, I flipped the narrative. Me, my mom, and my brother decided that we're going to remember the good times.”
On wedding planning with Nick Jonas while filming:
“He used to come to set for a bit and go back and handle logistics and everything else that the wedding planning team needed, so that…took a big burden off of me, of feeling pressure of ‘oh my gosh I have this massive wedding coming up and I'm filming a really important movie’.”
On Nick Jonas speaking Hindi:
“Nick…speaks a lot of Hindi. He understands when I’m having conversations in Hindi now and he'll be like ‘oh yeah, that's what you said’ and I'm like ‘dammit it, no more secrets!’"
On her philanthropic work as founder of the Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education, a non-profit organization focusing on providing education and medical care for young girls in India:
“I think it's important for not just women, but for people around the world who have a sense of social responsibility to take that up. It doesn't mean that you have to be a movie star to do it.”
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