Bad & Beautiful
Bollywood sensation and for mer Miss World Priyanka Chopra has fast found
fame and fabulousness as the star of the hit ABC TV show Quantico.
• How, you ask? The undeniably
gorgeous Chopra—described by TV Guide online
as seeming to “have been fashioned from a very expensive
bolt of velvet”—is in our midst, South Floridians. If you haven’t already
seen any of the dozens of media blasts about it, she’s playing a villain
in the Baywatch movie that’s filming all around us, from Delray to Miami, starring
Dwayne Johnson (taking on the Mitch Buchannon role made famous on the show by
David Hasselhoff) and Zac Efron (as his sidekick Matt Brody, originally played by David Charvet).
In fact, just a couple days after the Academy Awards, where Chopra appeared, she was photographed by the press on the Boca Raton location of the set. The 33-year-old actress had a sly reaction to being offered her role as one of the movie’s two villains, her co-star Dwayne Johnson revealed on Instagram.
“When I asked
her how she felt about playing opposite me as our main #baywatch villain she simply said with a sly and seductively evil smile, ‘Oh you’re going down…’” Cool is the rule, but sometimes bad is bad.”
• In Quantico,
Chopra plays FBI agent Alex Parrish, a young FBI recruit caught in a web of intrigue. The show has brought the sultry beauty—a megastar in her native country who moved to Boston at age 13—recognition and instant fame here in the U.S., which, as everyone knows, has its perks. In fact, now the actress joins the ranks of other Hollywood elite—including Bradley Cooper, Lucy Liu, Jane Fonda and Gladys Knight—who have been invited to the annual White House Correspondents Dinner with President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama. (Alas, Chopra doesn’t know if she can accept because of her shooting schedule for the show and the premiere of the movie.) But whether she makes it to din with the Commander in Chief or she doesn’t, she’s been invited. And
that says something. But then, plenty of people are already talking about
Chopra—and it’s only just begun.