My guest today is actress and author, Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Priyanka moved a lot growing up and had to face racism and bullying in school. But she never gave up on herself, and with the support of her family, she eventually became Miss World and later appeared in more than sixty films produced in India and the United States. In 2015, she made history as the first Indian-born actor to lead an American network TV series when she starred in the ABC drama Quantico. She traces her 20-year entertainment career in her new memoir “Unfinished”, which we discuss in this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- You and I were both bullied in Newton, Massachusetts high schools, except you dealt with racism. How did you regain your confidence after this experience?
- In your memoir, when you talk about your insecurities you state “the worst thing to do is to feel sad alone”. What do you recommend to people who are suffering from mental health issues right now but don’t know what to do or where to turn?
- You said that after your dad died you were “in the darkness for a while”. Can you explain this sad period of your life and how you got out of it?
- What would you say the biggest obstacle you faced during your 20-year Hollywood career and how did you overcome it?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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