International actress and singer Priyanka Chopra is replacing Cee Lo Green as the opening music act of NFL Network's Thursday Night Football this week, and we have exclusive behind-the-scenes video of the star while shooting the new open.
Chopra's hit number In My City will be featured as the program's new theme when the New York Jets take on the New England Patriots September 12 at 8 p.m. ET, and Chopra revealed a soft spot for both squads.
"Having grown up in both New York and Boston, two major [rival] football cities and coincidentally the two teams playing the night of my big debut, it's nothing short of surreal to be with the NFL as the opening act for Thursday Night Football," said Priyanka Chopra. "In My City was my first single. It has a very special place in my heart, and I am beyond excited to bring the amazing energy of the track to the NFL's passionate fans."
For the next 13 weeks, NFL Network's Thursday Night Football begins every Thursday at 6 p.m. ET with the Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff pregame show live from the stadium. All games follow at 8 p.m. ET with the postgame show bookending the night with expert analysis.