EXCLUSIVE: On Set With 'Quantico' Star Priyanka Chopra -- India's Angelina Jolie

by Dino-Ray Ramos 10:35 AM PDT, September 27, 2015
Playing EXCLUSIVE: On Set With 'Quantico' Star Priyanka Chopra -- India's Angelina Jolie

Priyanka Chopra has been called India's answer to Angelina Jolie, and after watching her in ABC's Quantico, we can see why.

In the dramatic thriller, the 33-year-old actress plays an FBI trainee named Alex Parrish, who becomes involved in a terrorism scandal at the training academy in Quantico, Virginia. ET went on set to see Chopra in action and talk to her about what made her decide to play Alex after considering roles in 25 (yes, 25!) other scripts.

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"She's smart, she's intelligent, she's bad ass, she kicks ass," she told ET with a laugh. "Within all of that she's a sexy girl, so she's bound to do some naughty things."

Before playing badass Parrish, Priyanka was crowned Miss World as a teen, which paved the way for her career in movies, modeling and, now, television.

"When I became Miss World, movie offers started coming to me in India," says Priyanka. "I was like, 'You know what? I've been brought here for a reason,' and I started believing that I was the other Destiny's Child [member] besides Beyonce, because destiny had plans for me." 

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Priyanka became a huge Bollywood movie star and later scored a modeling contract with Guess jeans in the United States, which was a refreshing change for the clothing label. "Guess girls are normally blonde, blue-eyed bombshells. It was nice to be a brunette one," she smiles. 

Priyanka isn’t the only breakout TV star this fall. Watch the video below to find out which other actors you should be keeping an eye on.

Quantico premieres on Sunday, September 27 at 10/9 p.m. central.