Priyanka Chopra Wants to Be the Next 007, Not a Bond Girl
By Jackie Willis
Priyanka Chopra plays an up-and-coming FBI agent on ABC's Quantico, but the leading lady has her eye on a much bigger, wildly coveted role.
The 33-year-old actress tells Complex magazine that she has been told that she would make a great Bond girl in the 007 film franchise. "I get that all the time,” she says with a sigh. “But f**k that. I wanna be Bond!"
Over the weekend, X-Files star Gillian Anderson also joked that she too wouldn't mind being cast as the beloved spy. "It's Bond. Jane Bond," the 47-year-old actress tweeted with the hashtag "#NextBond."
While it's yet to be determined who will fill Daniel Craig's shoes as the next Bond, Chopra -- who was recently cast as the villain in the Baywatch movie -- says she's out to break the tight casting in Hollywood. "I was very sure I did not want to be the stereotype of what Indian people are seen as, which is Bollywood, and henna," Chopra, who got her start as a Bollywood actress, explains. "That’s all great! It’s what we are, and I love it. I love saris; I love music; I love henna; I love dancing, but that’s not all we are."
The international star opened up to ET recently about her big break in show business. "When I became Miss World, movie offers started coming to me in India," Chopra said. "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."