Priyanka Chopra’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in Oprah’s show Super soul coming to Discovery + today. Chopra talks about his memoirs, Incomplete, as well as her marriage, her parents, her career and her last release, The white tiger. She discussed her relationship to faith and spirituality and why Nick Jonas was the man for her. Here are some of the most interesting things she said in the episode.

On The white tiger:

“I read the book in 2008. In fact, I read that it was adapted for Netflix on Twitter. And I told my agent to call and offer my services as an executive producer. Because when I was looking for a job in America five or six years ago, I just thought that it wasn’t really the directors’ consciousness that a leading person could play a leading role. And I didn’t want the movie to be [slotted as] An “independent” film or placed in a genre box, which eventually happens when you see that the lead cast is entirely Indian. So I really wanted to bring it to the EP and get as many eyeballs as possible in the film, because the story is universal and the story is about a class division that exists all over the world right now. “

What is missing from his father:

“I miss … how shamelessly he will be proud of me in the smallest things. If I had dinner and my plate was clean, my father would be excited. If I wore a dress I liked, my father would be excited. If I won a prize … The smallest or biggest thing, he would be the noisiest in the room. I miss the noise, the excitement I had, the joy and investment I had in my life. But I feel that he helped me a lot to be where I am today; I think he went up there and did a few things to make it happen. He helped me find a sense of peace that I never had when he was around. He always saw me as this restless, trying to get to the new place, and he always wanted me to have a sense of peace. And then I feel it around: when I feel calm. “

Racist harassment at a high school in the United States:

“High school is difficult anyway. And to come of age, to understand your body as a woman; at the same time be devalued for something I can’t change! I wasn’t even aware of the fact that this was something I should feel embarrassed about. Did my clothes smell funny when I walked down the hall? Did people smell like curry? Little things like this, at sixteen, are so detrimental to your self-esteem, your sense of self. In retrospect, I now think they probably didn’t even know what they were doing, they were just trying to hurt someone they wanted to target. But at that time, at sixteen, I remember, I was like, “I don’t want to live in this country, I want to go home, I want my mother.” I called my mother and she was on the next flight and we went home. But at the time, I remember feeling deeply affected by it. “

When leaving a movie, when you are asked to perform an awkward scene:

“My mother told me when I was nine years old, ‘Whatever you do in life, you will be financially independent. “Who says that to a nine-year-old?” But those were my parents, you know. I was told to have an opinion in a room that did not agree with me. My father said, “If you don’t have an opinion, what’s the point of being here?” I was always encouraged to have a voice. Sorry about this incident [walking out of the film] is that I never said anything to the director. I was so scared. I was new to the entertainment business, and girls are always told, “You don’t want to gain a reputation for working hard. So I worked in the system. And that’s my regret, you know: I never confronted him and said, “What he did was wrong,” because I was afraid. But the only way I knew how to deal with him was to step away from him and receive grace under fire. And that’s what I did. “

Read also: Mohini Chaudhuri reviews Incomplete

In 2012, her first single “In My City” was used for NFL football advertising and was met with scant racist comments on social media.:

“It was really shocking for me. I didn’t see that come. I was blinded by this. I was so excited about this first song that I was working with! I was so proud because I stepped into American pop culture and I really wanted to be part of mass American pop culture. And it was like – what’s bigger than football on Thursday night? And then to hear … In fact, I was quiet for a few days because of the feeling of shock that it was so mean, so racist, and so on. publicly. It was all on social media, it was there. People were discussing it, people were commenting, people were saying, “Okay, great!” He threw me a little. But also, after I found my legs and the NFL stood by me, it made me normalize people who look like me in mass entertainment. Why was it such a big deal? It didn’t have to be. I’m just a girl singing a song. “

To her husband Nick Jonas:

“Maybe I judged the book on the cover. Honestly, I didn’t take it very seriously when Nick wrote to me. I was thirty-five. I was like, I want to get married, I want to have children. He is twenty years old, I don’t know if he would like to do that. I did it for a while, when I actually went out with him. And nothing surprised me more than him: he is such a confident person, so sensible, so excited about my achievements, my dreams, such a real partnership that he offers me in everything we do together, that I really believe that my mother showed up. him – because it was her marriage. She had a partnership marriage: they worked together, lived together, built a home together, built a life together in an equal partnership. And I saw that grow. And I’m just amazed that I discovered exactly what I grew up with Nick. I just let it happen! “

“He was so excited about everything I did … Like, he was watching The white tiger six times, he talked about it to all his friends, he read the book seven times! You know, he’s just a champion. He reminds me so much of how my father was. My father was such a big cheerleader of mine. And now I feel like I’m married to my cheerleader. “

Feeling for yourself:

“From a very young age, I was thrown into different atmospheres: moving schools, going to another country at the age of twelve, throwing competitions, throwing in movies. At first I had to remind myself why I was in the room. Why do I meet with heads of state? And why am I meeting these really important people? To be able to sit against someone who has a long list of accomplishments and still feels like they belong. “



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