Despite things slowing down for many during lockdown, it appears to be the total opposite for actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
According to Variety, the star has recently signed a multi-million dollar television deal with Amazon which is set to run over two years.
Speaking to the Hollywood publication, Chopra Jonas revealed her idol growing up was Sarah Michelle Gellar from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but she never saw anyone who represented her.
“I didn’t think as a 13-year-old when I was watching TV that something was missing, but now as I’m older, I wonder if I would have been a lot more confident in high school if I would have not been afraid of every other person that looked different than me,” she admitted.
However, this deal will now boost her already incredibly large platform to inject more diversity into Hollywood.
Chopra Jonas was already a well-known Bollywood star, but eight years ago she broke into the Hollywood scene and since then hasn’t looked back. Having starred on the likes of popular US TV thriller Quantico and in romantic comedy films Isn’t It Romantic? and Baywatch, Chopra Jonas has carved a name for herself in Tinsel Town not only as an actress, but also as a producer.
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“And as a storyteller, my quest is to constantly push myself to explore new ideas that not only entertain, but most importantly, open minds and perspectives,” she told Variety. “Looking back on my 20-year career, nearly 60 films later, I hope that I’m on my way to achieving that.”
The Amazon new deal is in partnership with Chopra Jonas’ own production house, Purple Pebble Pictures, something which the head of Amazon Jennifer Salke is incredibly excited for.
“Priyanka and I bonded over a shared passion for diverse global storytelling,” she told the publication. “Priyanka is drawn to exciting original content and characters that can resonate globally. She’s a powerhouse producer, and we are thrilled to collaborate with her for years to come.”
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