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Priyanka Chopra on Baywatch: Rock is a great guy but Victoria is a b***h

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

International star Priyanka Chopra says being able to enact a character with shades of grey is the best part about her Hollywood debut venture, Baywatch.

The actor, who also features in the American TV show Quantico, feels being bad is like an addiction as "we don't get to do that in real life".

"The best part of working on Baywatch is to be the villain of the movie. I don't think The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson has ever had anyone who's been mean to him. He's a great guy but Victoria is a bitch," Priyanka said.

The actor spoke about her maiden Hollywood project in an interview to Flare Magazine, a Canadian fashion magazine.

The Baywatch movie is based on the hugely popular 1990s TV series of the same name. And Priyanka essays the character of Victoria Leeds in it.

Priyanka says Victoria "is mean and patronising and evil just because she can be and I don't know if Dwayne's ever had that".

"So to me that was the best part of doing Baywatch and getting on my high high heels and on my tippy toes and doing mean things and getting away with it. I enjoyed it way more than I should. Being bad is like an addiction, because we don't get to do that in real life," she added.

The actor is now busy shooting season two of Quantico, which will return in September. The first season of the show will be back in India from the mid-season break on Star World and Star World HD next month.

In the show, Priyanka enacts Alex Parrish, an FBI recruit who becomes a suspect of terrorist bombing in New York's Grand Central Station. The show's storytelling shifts between the present day with Parrish navigating her way through a class of FBI new agent trainees to the near future as the truth and repercussions of the attack emerge.

The actor says one can "definitely expect Alex to be completely out of her element" in season two.

"I mean we are so used to Alex being the tough girl who has the situation under control and she fixes things. Here she is just completely out of her league, completely out of her element with what happens to her in season 2 and she just can't get a grip on anything. It'll be very exciting for me to play and you to watch," said the former Miss World.


First published: 21 July 2016, 12:16 IST